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H.R. 1407 (116th): ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019

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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).

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Sponsor and status

Seth Moulton

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Feb 27, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 27, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

See Instead

S. 578 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Dec 22, 2020


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Peterson's Newsletter and Questionnaire 6/8/2020
    — Rep. Collin Peterson [D-MN7, 1991-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

Higgins Announces Passage of Legislation Assisting Those with ALS in Quickly Receiving Disability Benefits
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 8, 2020

Congressman Schweikert Joins Legislation Supporting Timely Access to Care for ALS Patients
    — Rep. David Schweikert [R-AZ6] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 28, 2020

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Feb 27, 2019

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

H.R. 1407 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1407. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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