H.R.4896 - Social Security Trust Funds Investment Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] (Introduced 12/19/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||12/20/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Social Security.|
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Summary: H.R.4896 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/19/2007)
Social Security Trust Funds Investment Act of 2007 - Amends title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) of the Social Security Act to revise the duty of the Board of Trustees of the Social Security Trust Funds is to hold the Funds. Specifies that it is a duty to hold the Funds in trust for the beneficiaries and to ensure that the assets of the Funds are not diverted.
Authorizes investment of the Funds in securities that are not limited to obligations of the United States or obligations guaranteed as to principal and interest by the United States. Allows investment in such other securities as the Board of Trustees may consider prudent investments.
Requires the Board of Trustees to exercise the judgment and care under the circumstances then prevailing that persons of ordinary prudence, discretion, and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not in regard to speculation, but in regard to the permanent disposition of their funds, considering the probable income as well as the probable safety of their capital.