H.R. 4421 (99th): Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1986

A bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 to carry out the Head Start, Follow Through, dependent care, community services block grant, and community food and nutrition programs, and for other purposes.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.



Mar 17, 1986
99th Congress, 1985–1986


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 30, 1986.


Pub.L. 99-425


Dale Kildee

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 30, 1986


Mar 17, 1986

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Apr 10, 1986
Reported by Committee

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Apr 29, 1986
Passed House

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

Jul 14, 1986
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.

Sep 18, 1986
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 30, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 30, 1986
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

H.R. 4421 (99th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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