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H.R. 2655 (116th): Purple Heart Freedom to Work Act

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To amend title II of the Social Security Act to establish a disability benefit offset for Purple Heart recipients, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Austin Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 9, 2019
Length: 4 pages
May 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 9, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Scott, Brady Call on SSA to Conduct Demonstrated Project on DI Benefits for Purple Heart Veterans
    — Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8] (Sponsor) on Jun 8, 2020

Rep. Rick Crawford Cosponsors Two Bills to Ensure Disabled Veterans Arent Penalized for Active Engagement in the Workforce
    — Rep. Eric “Rick” Crawford [R-AR1] (Co-sponsor) on May 10, 2019

Rep. Austin Scott Introduces Two Bills to Ensure Disabled Veterans Arent Penalized for Active Engagement in the Workforce
    — Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8] (Sponsor) on May 10, 2019

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May 9, 2019

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H.R. 2655 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2655. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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