H.R. 743 - Social Security Protection Act of 2003

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, April 1, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY VOICE VOTE, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS BY A RECORD VOTE OF 245-177 on Wednesday, April 2, 2003.
MANAGERS: LINDER/FROST
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 743 - Social Security Protection Act of 2003

1. Modified closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides for consideration of the amendment printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution, if offered by Representative Green of Texas or his designee, which shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.

6. Waives all points of order against the amendment printed in the report.

7. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

---------

RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill to amend the Social Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide additional safeguards for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries with representative payees, to enhance program protections, and for other purposes. The bill shall be considered as read for amendment. The amendment recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; (2) the further amendment printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by Representative Green of Texas or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for 40 minutes equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT PROPOSED TO BE MADE IN ORDER

Green
Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute. Strikes section 418 of the bill. Section 418 replaces the “last day of covered employment” exemption to the Government Pension Offset (GPO) that is in current law with a requirement that Federal, State and local government employees be covered by Social Security throughout their last 60 months of employment with the governmental entity in order to be exempt from the GPO. REVISED

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)