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H.R. 82: Social Security Fairness Act of 2021

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To amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the Government pension offset and windfall elimination provisions.

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Sponsor and status

Rodney Davis

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 21, 2022
Length: 8 pages
Jan 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Ordered Reported on Sep 20, 2022

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on September 20, 2022.

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305 Cosponsors (211 Democrats, 94 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Davis Declares Next Week as “Social Security Fairness Week”
    — Rep. Rodney Davis [R-IL13] (Sponsor) on Sep 15, 2022

Spanberger Calls for Full U.S. House Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Protect Social Security Benefits of Retired Law Enforcement, Firefighters, & Other Public Sector Employees
    — Rep. Abigail Spanberger [D-VA7] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 20, 2022

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Visits with Local Seniors, To Hear How Lower Prescription Drug Costs and Protecting Social Security Will Benefit Them
    — Rep. Lizzie Fletcher [D-TX7] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 15, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 82 will add $182.8 billion in new spending through 2032.


Jan 4, 2021

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Sep 20, 2022
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