To amend title II of the Social Security Act to improve social security benefits for widows and widowers in two-income households.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 38th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017
Length: 8 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on March 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
Mar 16, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 5, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1540.
H.R. 1583 (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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Protecting Our Widows and Widowers in Retirement (POWR) Act, H.R. 1583, 115th Cong. (2017).
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