H.R. 649: Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act

Introduced:
Feb 13, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Theodore Deutch
Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 13, 2013
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 308 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

S. 567 (Related)
Strengthening Social Security Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 13, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title II of the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make improvements in the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program, to provide for cash relief for years for which annual COLAs do not take effect under certain cash benefit programs, and to provide for Social Security benefit protection.

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Cosponsors
27 cosponsors (27D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

House Ways and Means

Social Security

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2/13/2013--Introduced.
Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act - Directs the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the Department of Labor to prepare and publish for each calendar month a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers (CPI-EC) that indicates changes over time in consumption expenditures typical for individuals in the United States age 62 or older.
Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to make the CPI-EC the applicable Consumer Price Index (CPI) for computation of cost-of-living increases in OASDI benefits for such individuals.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to prescribe special rules for the determination of wages and self-employment income above the contribution and benefit base after 2013.
Amends SSA title II to include surplus average indexed monthly earnings (AIME) in the determination of primary OASDI amounts.

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