To ensure that seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities who receive Social Security and certain other Federal benefits receive a one-time $250 payment in the event that no cost-of-living adjustment is payable in 2011.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for North Dakota At Large. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2010
Length: 14 pages
111th Congress (2009–2010)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 8, 2010.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
158 Cosponsors (158 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congresswoman Waters Announces Support for $250 Payment to Seniors”
— Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA43] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 15, 2010
“Congressman Neal supports $250 payment to seniors in 2011...”
— Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA1] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 14, 2010
“Sarbanes votes to help social security recipients weather the difficult economy”
— Rep. John Sarbanes [D-MD3] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 8, 2010
H.R. 5987 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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