H. R. 723
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 2, 2021
Mr. Posey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title III of the Social Security Act to require States to compare information regarding Federal inmates for purposes of combating fraud in unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Reducing Fraud in Unemployment Assistance Act.
Information sharing requirement
Section 303 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 503) is amended by adding at the end the following:
For purposes of subsection (a), the unemployment compensation law of a State must provide that the State agency charged with the administration of the State law shall—
enter into an agreement with the Attorney General under which the list of individuals receiving unemployment compensation under the State law shall be regularly compared with a list of each prisoner in Federal custody at a Federal correction facility within that State;
establish a regular comparison of such list of individuals with a list of each prisoner in the custody of that State at a correctional facility in that State; and
use the results of each such comparison to investigate and prosecute fraud, waste, and abuse of unemployment compensation under the State law.
Recovery of overpayments by Treasury
Pandemic unemployment assistance
Section 2102(f)(2)(A) of the CARES Act (15 U.S.C. 9021(f)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting
, less any overpayments of assistance recovered by the State after
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation
Section 2104(d)(1)(A)(i) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 9023(d)(1)(A)(i)) is amended by inserting
, less any overpayments of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation recovered by the State after