Track Bills

  • Proposal To Slow COLAs Not Accurate For Adjusting Social Security Benefits (Washington, DC) – A budget proposal to switch to an alternate consumer price index, for calculating the annual Social Security cost – of – living – adjustment (COLA) is a bad deal for older and disabled Americans, says The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). The proposed “chained” consumer price index (CPI) would grow even more slowly ...
  • H.R. 2016, CPI for Seniors Act If signed into law, H.R. 2016 would mandate the monthly formulation and publication of a consumer price index specifically for senior citizens for the purpose of establishing a more accurate Social Security COLA. Rep. John Duncan, Jr. (TN-2) introduced H.R. 2016 on April 6, 2017. It has since been referred to the Committee on Education and ...
  • H.R. 2896, Fair COLA for Seniors Act If signed into law, H.R. 2896 would provide a mid-year COLA to Social Security beneficiaries of 3.9% to account for an insufficient increase in 2017, and it would apply the CPI-E to future Social Security COLAs. Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-8) introduced H.R. 2896 on June 13, 2017. It has since been referred to the Committee on ...
  • H.R. 1251, CPI-E Act If signed into law, H.R. 1251 will base cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security benefits on the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E). Rep. John Garamendi (CA-3) introduced H.R. 1251 on February 28, 2017. It has been referred to the House Armed Services Committee. Learn more about H.R. 1251 »
  • H.R. 991, Guaranteed 3% COLA Act If signed into law, H.R. 991 will require the establishment of a CPI-E for computing cost-of-living increases, and to ensure an annual COLA which is not less than 3 percent. Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16) introduced H.R. 991 on February 9, 2017. It has been referred to the House Education and the Workforce Committee. Learn more about H.R. ...
  • H.R. 67, Social Security Safety Dividend Act If signed into law, H.R. 67 would ensure that Social Security beneficiaries receive a $250 payment in the event that no COLA is payable in a calendar year. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) introduced H.R. 67 on January 3, 2017. It has since been referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on Transportation ...
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