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H.R. 3434 (96th): Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA) was enacted by the US Government on June 17, 1980. Its purpose is to establish a program of adoption assistance; strengthen the program of foster care assistance for needy and dependent children; and improve the child welfare, social services, and aid to families with dependent children programs. This act amended titles IV-B and XX of the Social Security Act.

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Sponsor and status

Apr 4, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 17, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 17, 1980.

Pub.L. 96-272

James Corman

Representative for California's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 17, 1980


9 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)



Apr 4, 1979

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Aug 2, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 29, 1979
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.

Jun 17, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Jun 17, 1980
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 3434 (96th) 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 H.R. 3434. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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