Category Archives: Income 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 […]

H.R.2643 State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending October 30, 2015 H.R.2643 State Licensing Efficiency Act of 2015 Brief – The S.A.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 is amended directing the Attorney General (AG) to provide access to criminal history information if such information is required under state law for licensing such individuals. The AG will approach state officials […]

S.1362 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs).

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending October 23, 2015 S.1362 A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs). Brief – CRS explains, “This bill amends title XI of the Social Security Act to authorize the Department of Health and Human […]

H.R.2617 to amend the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007…American Samoa

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending October 2, 2015 H.R.2617 to amend the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 to postpone a scheduled increase in the minimum wage applicable to American Samoa. Brief – The amendment postpones through 2017 the scheduled increase in minimum wage rate for American Samoa industries until the Government Accountability Offices triennial report […]

H.R.5739 No Social Security for Nazis Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending December 4, 2014 H.R.5739 No Social Security for Nazis Act The bill aims “To amend the Social Security Act to provide for the termination of social security benefits for individuals who participated in Nazi persecution, and for other purposes.” Congress finds that “(1) Congress enacted social security legislation to provide earned […]

S.2086 Reliable Home Heating Act

TheWeekInCongress.com (TM) Week Ending June 27, 2014 S.2086 Reliable Home Heating Act The bill aims to provide States with greater flexibility to extend certain Federal exemptions for commercial motor vehicles transporting home heating fuels. The matter came to light during the Winter of 2013 and resulted in a House bill, HR 4076 that extended the […]