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

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

9/28/1988--Conference report filed in House.(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 100-998) Family Support Act of 1988 - TitleI - Child Support and Establishment of PaternitySubtitleA - Child SupportAmends part ... Read more >


Mar 19, 1987

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Jun 10, 1987
Reported by Committee

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Dec 16, 1987
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 16, 1988
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 29, 1988
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The Senate approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The House must also approve the conference report.

Oct 13, 1988
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 13, 1988
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

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


68 cosponsors (68D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Subject Areas
Related Bills

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H.Res. 556 (rule)

Last Action: Sep 29, 1988

H.R. 4898 (Related)
A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 22, 1988

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