H.R. 5891 (111th): Poverty Measurement Improvement Act


Jul 28, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 28, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Linder

Representative for Georgia's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

To direct the Bureau of the Census to publish improved annual measures of family income for use in more accurately determining the extent of poverty in the United States and the anti-poverty effectiveness of means-tested benefit and tax programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/28/2010--Introduced.Poverty Measurement Improvement Act - Amends the Social Security Act to require the Bureau of the Census, annually, to publish statistics on levels of family income in the United States ... Read more >

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Jul 28, 2010

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