H.R. 3146 (108th): Welfare Reform bill


Sep 23, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 1, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 1, 2003.


Pub.L. 108-89


William “Bill” Thomas

Representative for California's 22nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 2003
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To extend the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant program, and certain tax and trade programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Family Assistance ProvisionsSection101 - Extends through March 31, 2004, the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act ... Read more >


Sep 23, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 24, 2003
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.

Sep 30, 2003
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 30, 2003
House 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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 1, 2003
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. 3146”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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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