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July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2355 ruled out of order by the chair.
July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2355 proposed by Senator Ensign to Amendment SA 2327.
July 19, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Point of order raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 2355.
July 19, 2007, 10:03 pm ET - Motion to Waive CBA Ensign Amdt. No. 2355

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SA 2355. Mr. ENSIGN proposed an amendment to amendment SA 2327 proposed by Mr. Kennedy to the bill H.R. 2669, to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. PRECLUSION OF SOCIAL SECURITY CREDITS PRIOR TO ENUMERATION OR FOR ANY PERIOD WITHOUT WORK AUTHORIZATION.
(a) Insured Status.--Section 214 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 414) is amended by adding at the end the following:
``(d)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2)--
``(A) no quarter of coverage shall be credited for purposes of this section if, with respect to any individual who is assigned a social security account number on or after the date of enactment of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007, such quarter of coverage is earned prior to the year in which such social security account number is assigned; and
``(B) no quarter of coverage shall be credited for purposes of this section for any calendar year, with respect to an individual who is not a natural-born United States citizen, unless the Commissioner of Social Security determines, on the basis of information provided to the Commissioner in accordance with an agreement entered into under subsection (e) or otherwise, that the individual was authorized to be employed in the United States during such quarter.
``(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to any quarter of coverage earned by an individual who, at such time such quarter of coverage is earned, satisfies the criterion specified in subsection (c)(2).
``(e) Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall enter into an agreement with the Commissioner of Social Security to provide such information as the Commissioner determines necessary to carry out the limitations on crediting quarters of coverage under subsection (d). Nothing in this subsection may be construed as establishing an effective date for purposes
of this section.''.
(b) Benefit Computation.--Section 215(e) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 415(e)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (1);
(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting ``; and''; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
``(3) in computing the average indexed monthly earnings of an individual who is assigned a social security account number on or after the date of enactment of the Higher Education Access Act of 2007, there shall not be counted any wages or self-employment income for which no quarter of coverage may be credited to such individual as a result of the application of section 214(d).''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 19, 2007.)