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H.R. 11555 (94th): Social Security Reform Amendments

A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to repeal the earnings limitation, to provide benefits for husbands, widowers, and fathers on the same basis as wives, widows, and mothers, to eliminate the 5-month waiting period for disability benefits, to provide for the payment of benefits to an individual through the month of his or her death, to provide an optional exemption from coverage for individuals 65 years of age and over, and to provide that a beneficiary's marriage or remarriage will not affect his or her benefits; and to amend title XVIII of such act to authorize direct payments to physicians and other providers at their option under the supplementary medical insurance programs.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jan 28, 1976
94th Congress (1975–1976)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 28, 1976, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


John Conlan

Representative for Arizona's 4th congressional district




Jan 28, 1976

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H.R. 11555 (94th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 11555. This is the one from the 94th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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