Text: H.R.2723 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (08/01/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2723

To amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Social Security and SSI programs from budget cuts under such Act.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
August 1, 2011

Ms. Wilson of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Rules


A BILL

To amend title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 to protect the Social Security and SSI programs from budget cuts under such Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Social Security Protection Act of 2011”.

SEC. 2. No Social Security or SSI cuts.

(a) In general.—Title IV of the Budget Control Act of 2011 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

“SEC. 405. No Social Security or SSI cuts.

“(a) In general.—The joint committee shall not include in its proposed legislative language submitted pursuant to section 401(b)(3)(B)(iv) any provision that—

“(1) reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, or otherwise reduces outlays, under title II of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) (including eligibility, payments, benefits, or outlays with respect to annuities under subsection (a), (c), or (d) of section 2 of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. 231a(a), (c), (d)) or lump sum payments under section 6(b) of such Act (45 U.S.C. 231e(b))); or

“(2) reduces eligibility, payments, or benefits, or otherwise reduces outlays, under title XVI of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.).

“(b) No application of expedited procedures.—If the joint committee bill includes a provision that violates subsection (a), the expedited procedures in section 402 shall not apply to such bill.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 404 the following new item:


“405. No Social Security or SSI cuts.”.