H.R. 14139 (93rd): A bill to amend the Social Security Act to provide for a minimum annual income (subject to subsequent increases to reflect the cost of living) of $3,850 in the case of elderly individuals and $5,200 in the case of elderly couples.


Apr 10, 1974
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 10, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Benjamin Rosenthal

Representative for New York's 8th congressional district


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4/10/1974--Introduced.Provides under the Social Security Act for a minimum annual income of $3,850 in the case of a single individual and $5,200 in the case of married couples aged 62 ... Read more >

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Apr 10, 1974

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 14139”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (12D) (show)
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H.R. 2041 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 1975

H.R. 14140 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 1974

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