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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 2:31:40 to 2:33:15
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John S. Tanner

2:31:40 to 2:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the chair now recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner. mr. tanner: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous con sent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on h.r. 4218. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. tanner: mr. yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. johnson and i bring this bill to the floor today, it's a

John S. Tanner

2:31:40 to 2:33:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

2:32:04 to 2:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: stop-gap measure, mr. speaker. the cial security ac prohibits payment of social security and s.i. benefits to people in prison and th are fleing to avoid prosecution, custody, or confinement for a felony. the law also out laws payments to those prohibiting a

John S. Tanner

2:32:26 to 2:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: probation. however the payment of retroactive benefits to those in such circumstances are not currently barred by law, this ensures that retroactive payments are treated the same as monthly benefits. the need for this law to be done quickly is because of a recent court determination that the social security administration's implementation

John S. Tanner

2:32:48 to 2:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of this prohibition for those fleeing prosecution or imprisonment was applied too broadly. without this legislation, the social security administration will be obligated under court order to make payments to some of these individuals as early as next week. what mr. johnson and i wanted to do was bring this bill today and pass it so we can get it to

John S. Tanner

2:33:12 to 2:33:17( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the senate and give some guidance to the social security

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