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H.R. 12491 (95th): Social Security Financing Amendments

A bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, to strengthen the financing of the social security system, to provide for a gradual increase in retirement age, to improve the treatment of women through the establishment of a working spouse's benefits and to eliminate gender-based discrimination, to provide coverage under the system for Federal employees, to increase and ultimately repeal the earnings limitation, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


May 2, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 2, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Ketchum

Representative for California's 18th congressional district



May 2, 1978

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H.R. 12491 (95th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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