H.R. 5987 (111th): Seniors Protection Act of 2010


Jul 30, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Earl Pomeroy

Representative for North Dakota At Large



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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2010
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

7/30/2010--Introduced.Seniors Protection Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to disburse a $250 payment to recipients of Social Security, SSI (Supplemental Security Income under title XVI of ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 30, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 8, 2010
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5987”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


158 cosponsors (158D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 8, 2010 12:06 p.m.
Failed 254/153

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