H.R. 4082 (112th): Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2012

Feb 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Brian Higgins
Representative for New York's 27th congressional district
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Feb 17, 2012
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H.R. 3997 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 05, 2014


This bill was introduced on February 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 17, 2012
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2012
Full Title

To amend title VII of the Social Security Act to require the President to transmit the annual budget of the Social Security Administration without revisions to Congress, and for other purposes.


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15 cosponsors (15D) (show)

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Social Security

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Social Security Administration Accountability Act of 2012 - Amends title VII (Administration) of the Social Security Act to require the Commissioner of Social Security to submit an annual budget estimate of the Social Security Administration (SSA) (instead of a budget) directly to Congress and the President (instead of first to the President, who would submit it to Congress).
Revises requirements for the general contents of the SSA budget, requiring inclusion of the number of cases pending at each hearing office and the average processing time.
Prohibits the Commissioner from closing or consolidating SSA field or hearing offices, or otherwise limiting public access to one, until 180 days after submitting to specified congressional committees a detailed report outlining and justifying the process for selecting field offices to be closed, consolidated, or otherwise have limited access.
Prohibits the Commissioner from closing an SSA field or hearing office, consolidating two or more such offices, or otherwise imposing any new limitation on public access to any such office unless the Commissioner follows certain administrative procedures.

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