S.578 A bill to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Sponsored by Sheldon Whitehouse (D).  Introduced on 2019-02-27 in the Senate Finance Committee.  The last major action was Signed by President which took place on 2020-12-22.

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Co-sponsors

This legislation was co-sponsored by Tom Cotton (R), Michael Bennet (D), Thom Tillis (R), Jack Reed (D), Roy Blunt (R), Angus King (ID), Kevin Cramer (R), Sherrod Brown (D), Shelley Moore Capito (R), Christopher A. Coons (D), Marco Rubio (R), Kamala Harris (D), Martha McSally (R), Charles E. Schumer (D), Roger Wicker (R), Bernard Sanders (ID), Lisa Murkowski (R), Amy Klobuchar (D), John Boozman (R), Richard Blumenthal (D), Mike Rounds (R), Jon Tester (D), John Kennedy (R), Jeanne Shaheen (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Elizabeth Warren (D), Susan Collins (R), Robert Menendez (D), Edward J. Markey (D), Dianne Feinstein (D), Cory Booker (D), Jeff Merkley (D), Jacky Rosen (D), Debbie Stabenow (D), Doug Jones (D), Patrick J. Leahy (D), Benjamin L. Cardin (D), Chris Van Hollen (D), Kyrsten Sinema (D), Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D), Catherine Cortez Masto (D), Johnny Isakson (R), Richard M. Burr (R), Mike Braun (R), James Lankford (R), Mazie K. Hirono (D), Tina Smith (D), Joshua Hawley (R), Margaret Hassan (D), Kelly Loeffler (R), Tammy Baldwin (D), Mitt Romney (R), Richard J. Durbin (D), Patty Murray (D), Joni Ernst (R), Brian Schatz (D), Jim Risch (R), Christopher S. Murphy (D), Tammy Duckworth (D), Maria Cantwell (D), Martin Heinrich (D), Steve Daines (R), James M. Inhofe (R), Todd Young (R), Michael D. Crapo (R), Lamar Alexander (R), and John Hoeven (R).

Votes

12/02/2020 11:38:00 - Senate - On Passage of the Bill
Result: Bill Passed  (Yes: 96  No:Not Voting: 3)

12/02/2020 10:57:00 - Senate - On the Amendment
Result: Amendment Rejected  (Yes: 48  No: 49  Not Voting: 3)

Actions

12/11/2020 - Presented to President.

12/08/2020 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

12/08/2020 - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

12/08/2020 - DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 578.

12/08/2020 - Considered under suspension of the rules.

12/08/2020 - Mr. Larson (CT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.

12/08/2020 - On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6988)

12/08/2020 - Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6988-6991)

12/03/2020 - Held at the desk.

12/03/2020 - Received in the House.

12/03/2020 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.

12/02/2020 - Passed Senate, under the order of 12/01/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 1. Record Vote Number: 250.

12/02/2020 - Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.

12/02/2020 - Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.

12/02/2020 - Passed Senate, under the order of 12/01/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 1. Record Vote Number: 250. (text: CR S7164)

12/02/2020 - Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7157, S7163-7164)

02/27/2019 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.