S. 1511 (100th): Family Security Act of 1988


Jul 21, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 20, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Daniel Moynihan

Senator from New York


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title IV of the Social Security Act to replace the AFDC program with a comprehensive program of mandatory child support and work training which provides for transitional child care and medical assistance, benefits improvement, and mandatory extension of coverage to two-parent families, and which reflects a general emphasis on shared and reciprocal obligation, program innovation, and organizational renewal.

Summary (CRS)

6/16/1988--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H.R. 1720 passed in lieu) Family Security Act of 1988 - Replaces the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) (part A ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 21, 1987

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 20, 1988
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1511”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


63 cosponsors (50D, 13R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

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H.R. 3148 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 6, 1987

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 13, 1988

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