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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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



Oct 22, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 2, 1992
Reported by Committee

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Aug 6, 1992
Passed House

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

H.R. 3603 (102nd) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 102nd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1991 to Oct 9, 1992. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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