H.R. 498 (107th): Blind Empowerment Act of 2001


Feb 7, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 7, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Ehrlich Jr.

Representative for Maryland's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2001
Length: 4 pages

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 7, 2001

This is the first step in the legislative process.

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) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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