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


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 21, 2022 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 372

117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 82

[Report No. 117–482]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 4, 2021

(for himself, Ms. Spanberger, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Mullin, Ms. Brownley, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Takano, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Comer, and Mr. Gohmert) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

September 21, 2022

Additional sponsors: Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Stauber, Mr. Cole, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Sherrill, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Bost, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Massie, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Young, Mr. Feenstra, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Harder of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. San Nicolas, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Sires, Ms. Meng, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Scalise, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Payne, Mr. Garbarino, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Case, Ms. Tlaib, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Van Drew, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Titus, Ms. Porter, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Himes, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Trone, Mr. Gottheimer, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Carbajal, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Johnson of Louisiana, Mr. Garcia of California, Mr. Kilmer, Mrs. Trahan, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Perlmutter, Mr. Katko, Ms. Craig, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mr. Valadao, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Newman, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Moulton, Mr. Fallon, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Turner, Mr. Emmer, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Peters, Ms. Norton, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Jacobs of California, Mr. Lamb, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Correa, Mr. Barr, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Delgado, Mr. Vela, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Phillips, Ms. Speier, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Mr. Obernolte, Mr. Calvert, Ms. Manning, Mr. Schneider, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Keating, Mr. Swalwell, Mr. Mrvan, Mr. Jacobs of New York, Mr. Golden, Mrs. Bustos, Ms. Kuster, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Bass, Mr. Balderson, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Leger Fernandez, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Letlow, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Neguse, Ms. Dean, Mr. Rutherford, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Williams of Georgia, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Mr. Lieu, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Meeks, Mr. Crist, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. McGovern, Ms. Waters, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Kim of California, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Casten, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Welch, Mr. Rogers of Kentucky, Mr. Auchincloss, Ms. Castor of Florida, Ms. Tenney, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Graves of Missouri, Mr. Rush, Mr. Guest, Ms. Ross, Miss Rice of New York, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Crow, Mr. Kim of New Jersey, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Carter of Louisiana, Ms. Slotkin, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. McKinley, Ms. Chu, Mr. O'Halleran, Mrs. Demings, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Cloud, Mr. Bera, Mr. Moore of Alabama, Mr. Hice of Georgia, Ms. Lois Frankel of Florida, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Quigley, Mr. McEachin, Ms. Wild, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mrs. Dingell, Ms. Houlahan, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. Malliotakis, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Allred, Ms. Escobar, Mr. Malinowski, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Jeffries, Ms. Strickland, Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. Soto, Mr. Foster, Ms. Underwood, Mr. Carson, Ms. Schrier, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Costa, Mrs. Axne, Mr. Jones, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Fleischmann, Ms. Omar, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Carter of Texas, Ms. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Evans, Mr. Torres of New York, Ms. DeGette, Ms. Wexton, Mr. LaTurner, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Horsford, Mr. Blumenauer, Mrs. Steel, Mr. Pfluger, Ms. Stansbury, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Davids of Kansas, Mrs. Rodgers of Washington, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Cleaver, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Posey, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Norman, Ms. Stevens, Ms. Kaptur, Ms. Salazar, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Carl, Mr. Carey, Mr. Bowman, Mrs. Lesko, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Raskin, Ms. Herrell, Mrs. Cherfilus-McCormick, Mr. Kahele, Mrs. McBath, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. Allen, Mr. Mann, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Chabot, Mrs. Hinson, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Gimenez, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mrs. Bice of Oklahoma, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Ms. Mace, Mrs. Miller-Meeks, Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. Mfume, Mr. Gooden of Texas, Mr. Pascrell, Mrs. Flores, Mr. Ellzey, Miss González-Colón, Ms. Sewell, and Ms. Garcia of Texas


September 21, 2022

Reported without recommendation, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

A BILL

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


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021.

2.

Repeal of government pension offset provision

(a)

In general

Section 202(k) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(k)) is amended by striking paragraph (5).

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Section 202(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 402(b)(2)) is amended by striking subsections (k)(5) and (q) and inserting subsection (q).

(2)

Section 202(c)(2) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(c)(2)) is amended by striking subsections (k)(5) and (q) and inserting subsection (q).

(3)

Section 202(e)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(e)(2)(A)) is amended by striking subsection (k)(5), subsection (q), and inserting subsection (q).

(4)

Section 202(f)(2)(A) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402(f)(2)(A)) is amended by striking subsection (k)(5), subsection (q) and inserting subsection (q).

3.

Repeal of windfall elimination provisions

(a)

In general

Section 215 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 415) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking paragraph (7);

(2)

in subsection (d), by striking paragraph (3); and

(3)

in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (9).

(b)

Conforming amendments

Subsections (e)(2) and (f)(2) of section 202 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 402) are each amended by striking section 215(f)(5), 215(f)(6), or 215(f)(9)(B) in subparagraphs (C) and (D)(i) and inserting paragraph (5) or (6) of section 215(f).

4.

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall apply with respect to monthly insurance benefits payable under title II of the Social Security Act for months after December 2021. Notwithstanding section 215(f) of the Social Security Act, the Commissioner of Social Security shall adjust primary insurance amounts to the extent necessary to take into account the amendments made by section 3.

September 21, 2022

Reported without recommendation, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed