H.R. 598 (100th): A bill to provide that each State must establish a workfare program, and require participation therein by all residents of the State who are receiving benefits or assistance under aid to families with dependent children, food stamp, and public housing programs, as a condition of the State’s eligibility for Federal assistance in connection with those programs.


Jan 8, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 8, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Virginia Smith

Representative for Nebraska's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

1/8/1987--Introduced.Requires that each State establish and maintain an approved workfare program as a condition of its eligibility for Federal payments or other assistance under the:(1) program under part A (Aid ... Read more >

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Jan 8, 1987

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 598”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 916 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 2, 1987

H.R. 1720 (Related)
Family Support Act of 1988

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1988

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