H.R. 2608 - SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act

Welfare. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for two years the eligibility of certain refugees, asylees, and other immigrants with pending applications for naturalization for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on August 1, 2008.

SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act

H.R. 2608 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for two years the eligibility of certain refugees, asylees, and other immigrants with pending applications for naturalization for supplemental security income (SSI) benefits. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend section 402 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to provide, in fiscal years 2008 through 2010, extensions of supplemental security income for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code to collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud.
Other Titles
  • SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act
  • SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act
  • SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act
  • SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act
  • An act to amend section 402 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to provide, in fiscal years 2009 through 2011, extensions of supplemental security income for refugees, asylees, and certain other humanitarian immigrants, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to collect unemployment compensation debts resulting from fraud.
Sponsor
Jim McDermott
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Welfare
  • Administrative fees
  • Administrative procedure
  • Administrative remedies
  • Aged
  • Budgets
  • Collection of accounts
  • Debt
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Disabled
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Executive departments
  • Federal-state relations
  • Finance
  • Fraud
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Immigrants
  • Immigration
  • Income tax
  • Intergovernmental fiscal relations
  • Labor
  • Law
  • Naturalization
  • Politics and government
  • Refugees
  • Right of asylum
  • State and local government
  • State politics and government
  • Supplemental security income program
  • Taxation
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Welfare eligibility
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/07/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed House7/11/2007
Passed Senate8/01/2008
Signed by President9/30/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.7/11/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5260 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.8/01/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5261 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.8/01/2008PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.8/01/2008PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/07/2007
6/07/2007Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
6/12/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support.
7/11/2007Mr. McDermott moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
7/11/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2608.
7/11/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/11/2007On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
7/16/2007Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
8/01/2008Amendment SA 5260 proposed by Senator Cantwell for Senator Smith.
select this voteVote8/01/2008Amendment SA 5260 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2008Amendment SA 5261 proposed by Senator Cantwell for Senator Smith.
select this voteVote8/01/2008Amendment SA 5261 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2008Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/01/2008Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
8/01/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President9/17/2008Cleared for White House.
9/18/2008Mr. McDermott moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments.
9/18/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2608.
9/18/2008On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by voice vote.
Presented to President9/23/2008Presented to President.
Signed9/30/2008Signed by President.
Enacted9/30/2008Became Public Law No: 110-328.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 5260Smith, Gordon [R-OR]August 1, 2008Passed by voice vote on July 31, 2008.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 5261Smith, Gordon [R-OR]August 1, 2008Passed by voice vote on July 31, 2008.

To amend the title.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$1,211,093
$392,669
$268,215
$1,871,977
$0
6 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.

6 organizations supported this bill

Alliance for Retired Americans
(n.d.). House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support; 3-22-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Catholic Charities USA
(n.d.). House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support; 3-22-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
(n.d.). House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support; 3-22-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
(n.d.). Jewish Council for Public Affairs Action Alerts; "Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees"; 6-10-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
(n.d.). House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support; 3-22-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
United Jewish Communities
(n.d.). United Jewish Communities; Legislative Updates; "Supplemental Security Income"; 6-07. Retrieved n.d., from .

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$20,490$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$9,400$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$9,500$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$30,050$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$29,050$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$7,500$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$-2,200$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$41,500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,122$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,250$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$2,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$1,500$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$3,900$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$29,450$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$41,900$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$2,230$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$90,700$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$199,785$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$3,175$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$25,079$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$3,250$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$11,350$0Yes
John CornynRTX$26,325$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$6,700$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$8,900$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$22,440$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$7,000$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$27,275$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$32,774$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,850$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,000$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$26,430$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$10,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$27,001$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$6,550$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$22,248$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$13,150$0Yes
John KerryDMA$15,930$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$59,200$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$5,400$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$22,050$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,800$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$6,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$23,571$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$44,300$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$12,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$26,800$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$26,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$33,170$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,900$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$86,970$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$27,800$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,350$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$30,538$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,999$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,050$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$102,925$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$10,750$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$28,600$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,000$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$31,250$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$10,410$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$28,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$5,650$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$7,500$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$18,100$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$65,700$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$60,904$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$7,900$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$8,199$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$9,850$0Yes
David VitterRLA$12,377$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$6,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$18,310$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,250$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$8,050$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,500$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$20,490$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$9,400$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$9,500$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$30,050$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$29,050$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$7,500$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$-2,200$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$41,500$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$45,122$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$7,250$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$2,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$1,500$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$3,900$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$29,450$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$41,900$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$2,230$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$90,700$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$199,785$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$3,175$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$25,079$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$3,250$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,000$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$11,350$0Yes
John CornynRTX$26,325$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$6,700$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$8,900$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$22,440$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$7,000$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$27,275$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$32,774$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$7,950$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,850$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,000$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$26,430$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$10,500$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,850$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$1,500$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$27,001$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$6,550$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$22,248$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$13,150$0Yes
John KerryDMA$15,930$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$59,200$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$5,400$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$22,050$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$6,800$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$6,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$23,571$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$44,300$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$12,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$26,800$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$26,750$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$33,170$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$28,900$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$86,970$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$27,800$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$16,350$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$30,538$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,999$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$8,050$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$102,925$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$10,750$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,400$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$28,600$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$3,000$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$31,250$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$10,410$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$28,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$5,650$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$7,500$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$18,100$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$65,700$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$60,904$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$7,900$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$8,199$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$9,850$0Yes
David VitterRLA$12,377$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$6,000$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$18,310$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$5,250$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$8,050$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,500$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,211,093
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$392,669
Elderly issues/Social Security$268,215

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
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