H.R. 872 (98th): A bill to amend the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 with regard to the definition of the term “spouse”.


Jan 25, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 25, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James Oberstar

Representative for Minnesota's 8th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

1/25/1983--Introduced.Amends the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 to redefine the term "spouse" by excluding requirements that the spouse be a member of the annuitant's household or receiving support from or ... Read more >

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Jan 25, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 872”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


9 cosponsors (8D, 1R) (show)
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H.R. 1646 (Related)
Railroad Retirement Solvency Act of 1983

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 12, 1983

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