H.Res. 556 (100th): A resolution waiving certain points of order against the conference report on the bill (H.R. 1720) 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, and against consideration of such conference report.


Sep 29, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 29, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Bonior

Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

9/29/1988--Introduced.Waives points of order against the conference report on H.R. 1720 (Aid to Families with Dependent Children replacement program) and against its consideration. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 29, 1988

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 556”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


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Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1988

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