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S. 578 (116th): ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019


A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Sponsor and status

Sheldon Whitehouse

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2020
Length: 1 page
Introduced
Feb 27, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 22, 2020

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2020.

Law
Pub.L. 116-250
Source

History

Feb 27, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Dec 2, 2020
 
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Dec 4, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Dec 8, 2020
 
Passed House

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 22, 2020
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 578 (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 S. 578. 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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