H.R. 4 (104th): Work Opportunity Act of 1995


Jan 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Vetoed (No Override Attempt) on Jan 9, 1996

This bill was vetoed by the President on January 9, 1996 and Congress did not attempt an override before the end of the Congressional session.


Clay Shaw Jr.

Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 22, 1995
Length: 291 pages

About the bill

Full Title

"An Act to enhance support and work opportunities for families with children, reduce welfare dependence, and control welfare spending".

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jan 4, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 24, 1995
Passed House

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

Jun 9, 1995
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Sep 19, 1995
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.

Dec 21, 1995
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.

Dec 22, 1995
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.

Jan 9, 1996

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


120 cosponsors (120R) (show)
Mar 22, 1995 7:24 p.m.
Agreed to 228/203
Mar 22, 1995 7:42 p.m.
Failed 96/337
Mar 22, 1995 7:52 p.m.
Agreed to 351/81
Mar 22, 1995 7:59 p.m.
Agreed to 352/80
Mar 23, 1995 1:21 p.m.
Failed 35/395
Mar 23, 1995 3:36 p.m.
Failed 114/316
Mar 23, 1995 5:59 p.m.
Agreed to 433/0
Mar 23, 1995 6:08 p.m.
Agreed to 426/5
Mar 24, 1995 1:50 p.m.
Passed 234/199
Sep 15, 1995 1:57 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 50/44
Sep 19, 1995 4:04 p.m.
Bill Passed 87/12
On the Conference Report
Dec 21, 1995 3:29 p.m.
Passed 245/178
On the Conference Report
Dec 22, 1995 11:49 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 52/47

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 319 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 21, 1995

H.Res. 119 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 22, 1995

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