(Enacted) US House Resolution 4547 - Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017

To improve and strengthen the representative payment program.

SUMMARY:

  • Strengthens the Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries with Representative Payees
  • Provides more resources to allow DRO, and other P&As, to strengthen and advance their work in the Representative Payee Program

Disability Rights Ohio Advocacy:

  • Sent a letter to the Ohio Congressional delegation on December 8, 2017.

PRIMARY SPONSORS:

Representative Sam Johnson

SECONDARY SPONSORS:

Ohio Representative Jim Renacci

COMMITTEE:

House Ways and Means Committee

COMPANION BILL:

No Companion Bill

LINK TO BILL:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4547

LEGISLATION STATUS:

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4547/actions

BILL STATUS:

House Action

Introduced in the House on December 5, 2017

Referred to Committee on December 5, 2017

Passed the House on February 5, 2018 by a vote of 396-0

Senate Action

Referred to Committee on February 6, 2018

Reported out of Committee on March 23, 2018

Passed the Senate on March 23, 2018 by Unanimous Consent 

Signed by the President on April 13, 2018

 

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