H.R. 4252 (98th): An act to suspend the noncash benefit requirement for the Puerto Rico nutrition assistance program, to provide States with greater flexibility in the administration of the food stamp program, and for other purposes.


Oct 31, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 2, 1983

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 2, 1983.


Pub.L. 98-204


Baltasar Corrada-del Río

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico At Large

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 1983

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended) Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to repeal as of January 1, 1984, the requirement that nutrition assistance in Puerto Rico be made available in ... Read more >


Oct 31, 1983

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 8, 1983
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Nov 15, 1983
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.

Nov 17, 1983
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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 18, 1983
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 Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 2, 1983
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. 4252”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3D, 2R) (show)
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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