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H.R. 6 (103rd): Improving America’s Schools Act of 1994

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA) was a major part of the Clinton administration's efforts to reform education. It was signed in the gymnasium of Framingham High School (MA). It reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

It included provisions or reforms for:

  • The Title 1 program, providing extra help to disadvantaged students and holding schools accountable for their results at the same level as other students
  • Charter schools
  • Safe and Drug-free schools
  • Eisenhower Professional Development
  • Major increases in bilingual and immigrant education funding ...

Sponsor and status

Dale Kildee

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 5, 1994
Length: 545 pages
Jan 5, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 20, 1994

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 1994.

Pub.L. 103-382


Jan 5, 1993

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 22, 1993
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Introduced.

Feb 8, 1994
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue 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 24, 1994
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 2, 1994
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 30, 1994
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

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.

Oct 5, 1994
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.

Oct 20, 1994
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 6 (103rd) 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 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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