What: All Issues : Labor Rights : Pension Protections : H.R. 743. Social Security Fraud/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill to Revoke Social Security Benefits for Retired Public Employees in Texas and Georgia. (2003 house Roll Call 100)
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H.R. 743. Social Security Fraud/Vote to Eliminate a Provision in Bill to Revoke Social Security Benefits for Retired Public Employees in Texas and Georgia.
house Roll Call 100     Apr 02, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

During consideration of the Social Security Fraud bill, Congressman Green (D-TX) offered an amendment that would have deleted language in the bill preventing public employees in Texas and Georgia from receiving federal Social Security benefits if their spouse dies (see Roll Call Vote #99). Progressives supported the Green measure to insure that retired public employees in those states would continue to receive the benefits they currently enjoy; revoking those benefits might in many cases cause serious financial hardship. The Green amendment failed to attract majority support and was defeated on a 196-228 vote.

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