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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Clay Shaw Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 1995
Length: 291 pages

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.


Jan 4, 1995

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

Mar 24, 1995
Passed House (Senate next)

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 (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.

Dec 21, 1995
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.

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.

H.R. 4 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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