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S. 1091 (115th): Supporting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

S. 1091, as amended, establishes an Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. The Council includes a number of federal agencies having responsibilities or administering programs related grandparents or other older relatives raising children, and will include a grandparent and an older relative raising a grandchild. The Council shall issue a report that should include best practices, identify existing resources, and offer other useful information for grandparents and other older relatives raising children because of family circumstances, with a particular emphasis on those impacted by the opioid epidemic.

Differences between the Senate-passed bill and the House Amendment: The House Amendment terminates the Council three years after enactment, rather than five years after enactment as in the Senate bill. The House amendment makes a few changes to the membership on the ...

Sponsor and status

Susan Collins

Sponsor. Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 22, 2018
Length: 4 pages
May 10, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 7, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 7, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-196

16 Cosponsors (10 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Collins, Casey Bill to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Signed Into Law
    — Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] (Sponsor) on Jul 9, 2018

Chairman Alexander: This Congress, HELP Committee Produced 18 Laws Including Landmark Opioid Legislation to Combat Nations Most Pressing Public Health Crisis
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 20, 2018

Sensenbrenner Votes to Send Comprehensive Opioid Legislation to Senate
    — Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5, 2003-2020] on Jun 22, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 1091 will add $2 million in new spending through 2022.


May 10, 2017

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

Feb 28, 2018
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 22, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 13, 2018
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 21, 2018
Senate 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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 7, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1091 (115th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1091. 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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