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H.R. 14477 (93rd): A bill to amend title XVI of the Social Security Act to provide for emergency assistance grants to recipients of supplemental security income benefits, to authorize cost-of-living increases in such benefits and in State supplementary payments, to prevent reductions in such benefits because of social security benefit increases, to provide reimbursement to States for home relief payments to disabled applicants prior to determination of their disability, to permit payment of such benefits directly to drug addicts and alcoholics (without a third-party payee) in certain cases, and to continue on a permanent basis the provision making supplemental security income recipients eligible for food stamps.

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Apr 30, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 30, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ogden Reid

Representative for New York's 24th congressional district




Apr 30, 1974

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H.R. 14477 (93rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 14477. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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