H.R. 1720 (100th): Family Support Act of 1988


Mar 19, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 13, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 13, 1988.


Pub.L. 100-485


Harold Ford

Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 13, 1988

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Full Title

A bill to replace the existing AFDC program with a new Family Support Program which emphasizes work, child support, and need-based family support supplements, to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to encourage and assist needy children and parents under the new program to obtain the education, training, and employment needed to avoid long-term welfare dependence, and to make other necessary improvements to assure that the new program will be more effective in achieving its objectives.

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H.Res. 556 (rule)

Last Action: Sep 29, 1988

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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 1988

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 1720” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Mar 19, 1987
Reported by Committee
Jun 10, 1987
Passed House
Dec 16, 1987
Passed Senate with Changes
Jun 16, 1988
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate
Sep 29, 1988
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1988


68 cosponsors (68D) (show)
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