H. R. 878, Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act.

Summary: This bill modifies the tax deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers to (1) increase from $250 to $500 the annual limit on the expenses that may be deducted, and (2) require the limit to be adjusted for inflation after 2019. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 5/23/19.

STATUS: Introduced 1/30/19 by Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4]. 


  • “In spite of tight classroom budgets, limited education resources and low pay, educators take hundreds of dollars out of their pockets to purchase supplies for their students to ensure every child has the resources they need to learn and succeed.” (Source: Rep. Brown, Press Release, 5/11/19)
  • Today, U.S. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) showed his continued support for South and West Texas teachers by cosponsoring the bipartisan Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act (H.R. 878), introduced by Rep. Anthony Brown (MD-04). (Source: Rep. Hurd, Press Release, 5/11/19)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.