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S. 557 (100th): Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987

A bill to restore the broad scope of coverage and to clarify the application of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sponsor and status

Feb 19, 1987
100th Congress (1987–1988)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Mar 22, 1988

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on March 22, 1988.

Pub.L. 100-259

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator for Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Mar 22, 1988


58 Cosponsors (46 Democrats, 12 Republicans)



Feb 19, 1987

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May 20, 1987
Ordered Reported

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Jan 28, 1988
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Mar 2, 1988
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Mar 16, 1988

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Mar 22, 1988
Senate Overrides Veto

A vote to override the President's veto succeeded in the Senate. The House must do the same.

Mar 22, 1988
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

S. 557 (100th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 557. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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