Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC) has introduced H.R. 308, "To amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 5-month waiting period for entitlement to disability benefits and to eliminate reconsideration as an intervening step between initial benefit entitlement decisions and subsequent hearings on the record on such decisions." The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
The text of the bill is not yet available on Thomas. It should be available in a couple of days.