H.R. 751 (102nd): National Literacy Act of 1991


Jan 30, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 25, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 25, 1991.


Pub.L. 102-73


Thomas Sawyer

Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 25, 1991

About the bill

Full Title

To enhance the literacy and basic skills of adults, to ensure that all adults in the United States acquire the basic skills necessary to function effectively and achieve the greatest possible opportunity in their work and in their lives, and to strengthen and coordinate adult literacy programs.

Summary (CRS)

6/26/1991--Passed Senate amended.National Literacy Act of 1991 - TitleI - Literacy: Strategic Planning, Research, and CoordinationAmends the Department of Education Organization Act to direct the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and ... Read more >


Jan 30, 1991

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 12, 1991
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.

Mar 19, 1991
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 26, 1991
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. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 15, 1991
Senate Agreed to Changes

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.

Jul 25, 1991
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 751”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


67 cosponsors (46D, 21R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


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

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