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H.R. 4547: Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4547 amends titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act to improve and strengthen the representative payment program. Specifically, the bill

  • Strengthens oversight by increasing the number of performance reviews of payees, requiring additional types of reviews, and improving the effectiveness of the reviews by requiring the Protection and Advocacy system of each state to conduct the reviews, on behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Reduces the burden on families by eliminating the requirement to file an annual payee accounting form for parents who live ...

Sponsor and status

Sam Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
Length: 17 pages

Dec 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 13, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 13, 2018.


Pub.L. 115-165

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 4820: ASK Act

Introduced on Jan 18, 2018. 34% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 5, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Feb 5, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 23, 2018
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 13, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4547 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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