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H.R. 5861 (115th): Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act

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To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Adrian Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Nebraska's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 50 pages
May 17, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 24, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


35 Cosponsors (35 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Smith Welfare Reform Bill Approved by Ways and Means Committee
    — Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE3] (Sponsor) on May 24, 2018

Bishop Fights for Improved Access to Child Care and Apprenticeships in JOBS for Success Act
    — Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 24, 2018

Rep. Chu Amendment to TANF Reauthorization Would Have Encouraged States to Help Parents Return to Work
    — Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA27] on May 24, 2018

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May 17, 2018

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May 23, 2018
Considered by House Committee on Ways and Means

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May 24, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Jun 13, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

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H.R. 5861 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5861. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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