H.R. 3603 (102nd): Children’s Initiative


Oct 22, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on August 6, 1992 but was never passed by the Senate.


Thomas Downey

Representative for New York's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

To promote family preservation and the prevention of foster care with emphasis on families where abuse of alcohol or drugs is present, and to improve the quality and delivery of child welfare, foster care, and adoption services.

Summary (CRS)

8/6/1992--Passed House amended.Children's Initiative - Family Preservation Act of 1992 - States that titles I through V of this Act may be cited as the Family Preservation Act of 1992 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 22, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 2, 1992
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.

Aug 6, 1992
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3603”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


52 cosponsors (51D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Aug 6, 1992 1:33 p.m.
Passed 256/163

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