H.R. 3402 (101st): Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989


Oct 4, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 28, 1989

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 28, 1989.


Pub.L. 101-179


Dante Fascell

Representative for Florida's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 28, 1989

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to promote political democracy and economic pluralism in Poland and Hungary by assisting those nations during a critical period of transition and abetting the development in those nations of private business sectors, labor market reforms, and democratic institutions; to establish, through these steps, the framework for a composite program of Support for East European Democracy (SEED).

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Oct 4, 1989

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 11, 1989
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 19, 1989
Passed House

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

Nov 14, 1989
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.

Nov 17, 1989
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 18, 1989
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 28, 1989
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about 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.

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