About the bill
- Full Title
To amend title II of the Social Security Act to increase the level of earnings under which no individual who is blind is determined to have demonstrated an ability to engage in substantial gainful activity for purposes of determining disability.
- Summary (CRS)
2/7/2001--Introduced.Blind Empowerment Act of 2001 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to increase, by specified increments over five years, the ...
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Feb 7, 2001
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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 498”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
275 cosponsors (159D, 113R, 2I, 1A)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 498 — 107th Congress: Blind Empowerment Act of 2001. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/hr498
“H.R. 498 — 107th Congress: Blind Empowerment Act of 2001.” www.GovTrack.us. 2001. November 30, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/107/hr498>
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