H.R.848: To restrict certain Federal assistance benefits to individuals verified to be citizens of the United States.


H.R. 848 would limit access to all “federal assistance” to only individuals who can verify that they are U.S. citizens. The bill defines a “federal assistance program” as: (1) any provision of Federal law (other than the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any other Federal law pertaining to taxation) that authorizes a benefit to be furnished for which eligibility is based in whole or in part on the income or resources of the beneficiary; and (2) includes any provision of the Social Security Act that authorizes a benefit to be furnished.

Talking Points

  • This bill would negatively impact well-being by restricting the ability of immigrant families to achieve financial stability that leads to thriving communities across the country.

Our Stance




Bill Number


Date Introduced

January 29, 2019


House Oversight and Reform Committee

Bill Status

Introduced or Prefiled