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Text of the Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2009 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 160

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

(for himself, Mr. Jones, Mr. Bartlett, and Mr. Garrett of New Jersey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title II of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide prospectively that wages earned, and self-employment income derived, by individuals who are not citizens or nationals of the United States shall not be credited for coverage under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program under such title, and to provide the President with authority to enter into agreements with other nations taking into account such limitation on crediting of wages and self-employment income.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009.

2.

Limitations on coverage of individuals based on earnings of individuals who are not citizens or nationals of the United States

Section 215(e) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415(e)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (1) and (2) as subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;

(2)

by inserting (1) after (e); and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)

For purposes of subsections (b) and (d), in computing an individual’s average indexed monthly earnings, or in the case of an individual whose primary insurance amount is computed under section 215(a) as in effect prior to January 1979, average monthly wage, such individual shall not be credited with—

(A)

any wages paid to such individual after December 31, 2009, while such individual is not a citizen or national of the United States, or

(B)

any self-employment income derived by such individual during any taxable year beginning after December 31, 2009, while such individual is not a citizen or national of the United States.

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3.

Revision of authorization for totalization agreements

(a)

In general

Section 233 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 433) is amended to read as follows:

233.

International agreements

The President is authorized to enter into agreements (subject to the other provisions of this title and of chapters 2 and 21 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) establishing arrangements between the United States and any foreign country for the purpose of resolving questions of entitlement to, and participation in, the social security system established by this title and the social security system of such foreign country. Any such agreement shall take into account the limitations on the crediting of wages and self-employment income under section 215(e)(2).

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(b)

Effective date; termination of existing agreements

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to agreements taking effect after the date of the enactment of this Act. Any agreement in effect on such date which was entered into under section 233 of the Social Security Act (as in effect immediately before such date of enactment) shall terminate on December 31, 2009 (or as provided in such agreement, if earlier).