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

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.

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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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Jul 28, 2010

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