S. 1625 (111th): Measuring American Poverty Act of 2009


Aug 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2009
Length: 24 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title II of the Public Health Service Act to provide for an improved method to measure poverty so as to enable a better assessment of the effects of programs under the Public Health Service Act and the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/6/2009--Introduced.Measuring American Poverty Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau), in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 6, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1625”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3636 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 2008

H.R. 2909 (Related)
Measuring American Poverty Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 17, 2009

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