Track Bills

(With the start of the 2017 Congress, no related bills have been introduced yet)

  • 7 Recommendations For Social Security’s Disability Insurance Program By Jessie Gibbons, Senior Policy Analyst For the past several years, Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) program has been facing  financing challenges.  In the fall of 2015, lawmakers took action to prevent a 19% benefit cut that would have affected 10 million disabled enrollees and dependents, extending the program’s solvency past 2018.  However, more work remains ...
  • H.R. 4521, SNAP Simplification Act If enacted, H.R. 4521 would streamline the application process for senior citizens to receive help from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill would also encourage collaboration between local Social Security offices and the SNAP program to help seniors at risk of hunger enroll in both benefits simultaneously. Rep. Albert Lawson (FL-5) introduced H.R. 4521 on ...
  • S.915, Social Security Fairness Act If signed into law, H.R. 1205 would repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio introduced S. 915 on April 24, 2017. The bill has since been referred to the Senate Committee on Finance. Read more about S.915 here
  • H.R. 2855, Social Security for Future Generations Act If signed into law, H.R. 2855 would enhance Social Security benefits by basing COLAs on the CPI-E, indexing the Special Minimum Benefit to 125% of the poverty line, creating a new benefit for widows and widowers equal to 75% of prior combined benefits, and applying the payroll tax to annual income over $250,000. Rep. Al Lawson, ...
  • H.R. 1902, Social Security 2100 Act If signed into law, H.R. 1902 would strengthen Social Security benefits by basing COLAs on the CPI-E, increasing monthly benefits by 2%, creating a new Special Minimum Benefit equal to 125% of the poverty line, providing a tax cut to Social Security beneficiaries, applying the payroll tax to annual income over $400,000, and gradually increasing ...
  • H.R. 1631, Save Social Security Act If signed into law, H.R. 1631 would eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits for individuals earning less than $100,000 per year, and it would extend the solvency of the Trust Funds by applying the payroll tax to annual income over $300,000. Rep. Charlie Crist (FL-13) introduced H.R. 1631 on March 20, 2017. It has since been ...
  • H.R. 1583, Protecting Our Widows and Widowers in Retirement Act If signed into law, H.R. 1583 would improve Social Security benefits for widows and widowers in two-income households by creating a new benefit that equals 75% of their combined benefits. Rep. Linda Sanchez (CA-38) introduced H.R. 1583 on March 16, 2017. It has since been referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. Learn more about H.R. ...
  • H.R. 1113, Social Security Protection and Truth in Budgeting Act If signed into law, H.R. 1113 will ensure that the Social Security trust funds are not included in a unified federal budget, and to mandate that they cannot be diverted to create private accounts. Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) introduced H.R. 1113 on February 16, 2017. It has been referred to the House Budget Committee. Learn more about ...
  • H.R. 1205, Social Security Fairness Act If signed into law, H.R. 1205 will repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced H.R. 1205 on February 21, 2017. It has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. Learn more about H.R. 1205 »
  • S. 427, Social Security Expansion Act If signed into law, S. 427 will enhance Social Security benefits basing COLAs on the CPI-E, increasing monthly checks by around $65 per month, improving the Special Minimum Benefit, applying the payroll tax to income above $250,000, and applying a 6.2% tax on investment income for wealthy individuals. Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) introduced S. ...
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