Category Archives: Income Security

H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending March 24, 2017 H.R.1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017 Brief – This report reviews sections of the American Healthcare Act and includes very recent changes proposed as the ‘Manager’s Amendments’. Insurers Health Savings Plans Taxes and Revenues High risk pools, Patient Relief, and Health Insurance Market Stability. Paying for […]

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act – March 13, 2017

Congressional Budget Office Report on the American Healthcare Act –  March 13, 2017 CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that enacting the legislation—which would repeal or modify many provisions of the Affordable Care Act—would reduce federal deficits by $337 billion over the coming decade. CBO and JCT estimate that […]

H.R.512 – WINGMAN Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 16, 2017 H.R.512 – WINGMAN Act Brief – WINGMAN means ‘Working to Integrate Networks Guaranteeing Member Access Now Act’ The bill provides that ‘The Secretary shall provide to each veteran who submits a claim for benefits under the laws administered by the Secretary an opportunity to permit a covered congressional […]

H.R.3779 – To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 30, 2016 H.R.3779 – To restrict the inclusion of social security account numbers on documents sent by mail by the Federal Government, and for other purposes. Brief – ‘In general.—No department or agency of the Federal Government may include the social security account number of any individual on any document […]

H.R.5320 – Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending September 23, 2016 H.R.5320 – Social Security Must Avert Identity Loss (MAIL) Act of 2016 Brief – “The bill aims to protect individuals’ personal information by requiring the removal of SSNs from documents mailed by the SSA unless such inclusion is deemed to be necessary by the Commissioner of Social Security.” […]

H.R.5588 – Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 15, 2016 H.R.5588 – Veterans’ Compensation COLA Act of 2016 Brief – The bill, as of December 1, 2016, the compensation rates for veterans and service with service-connected disabilities would be increased as would the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for the survivors of disabled veterans. Dollar amounts for […]

H.R.4538 – Senior Safe Act of 2016

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending July 8, 2016 H.R.4538 – Senior Safe Act of 2016 Brief – The bill aims to provide immunity from suit for certain individuals who disclose potential examples of financial exploitation of senior citizens. To that end ‘Notwithstanding section 502 of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (15 U.S.C. 6802), including any regulations adopted thereunder, […]

H.R.5170 Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending June 24, 2016 H.R.5170 Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act Brief – ‘Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Federal Interagency Council on Social Impact Partnerships, shall publish in the Federal Register a […]

H.R.677 American Heroes COLA Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week ending February 12, 2016 H.R.677 American Heroes COLA Act of 2015 Brief – The bill requires that when benefit amounts under the Title II of the Social Security Act benefits payable to disabled veterans will be increased by the same amount as well as compensation for dependents, the clothing allowance for some […]

S.1698 Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending December 4, 2015 S.1698 Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act Brief – Under the bill payments from State eugenics compensation programs would be exempt from being considered as income in determining eligibility for federal benefits or the amount of those benefits. State Eugenics Compensation Program means a program established […]