H.J.Res. 40: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration relating to Implementation of the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007.

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 40 in the Senate.

H.J.Res. 40, now P.L. 115-8, disapproved of the rule submitted by the Social Security Administration (SSA) announcing it would share information with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) on individuals who receive Disability Insurance benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments and meet five defined criteria thus precluding those individuals so identified from purchasing guns when the NICS was used for background checks.

The criteria included the following: The individual must have (1) filed a claim based on disability; (2) been determined by the SSA to be disabled based on a finding at step three of the SSA’s sequential evaluation process that the individual’s impairment(s) meets or medically equals the requirements of one of the Mental Disorder Listings; (3) a primary diagnosis code in our records that is based on a mental impairment; (4) attained age 18, but have not yet attained full retirement age; and (5) benefit payments made through a representative payee because the SSA has found the individual incapable of managing benefit payments.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

115th Congress
Feb 15, 2017
On the Joint Resolution in the Senate
Joint Resolution Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea D Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 57
52 4 1
  Nay 43
0 42 1
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