To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 2 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on February 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Zeldin Meets with Long Island ALS Advocates in Washington”
— Rep. Lee Zeldin [R-NY1] (Co-sponsor) on May 15, 2018
“Emmer Cosponsors ALS Disability Insurance Access Act”
— Rep. Tom Emmer [R-MN6] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 17, 2018
May 10, 2016
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 5183 (114th).
Feb 16, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 27, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1407.
H.R. 1171 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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