The House passed the Social Security Independence and Program Improvements Act on May 17, 1994, as House Resoultion 4277. The Senate passed its version of the legislation on March 2, 1994, as Senate Bill 1560. The central issue between the two bodies was not resolved in their respective versions of the legislation as the House bill called for a three-member board and the Senate for a single Commissioner. The matter went to conference, where the House agreed to the Senate version of the bill. The Conference Report was passed in the Senate on August 5th and in the House on August 11th. President Clinton signed the bill into law on August 15, 1994.Passage of S. 1560 in the Senate- March 2, 1994
This is the bill as it was initially debated and passed in the Senate, before the changes introduced in the Conference.
Passage of H.R. 4277 in the House- May 17, 1994
This is the bill as it was initially debated and passed in the House, before the changes introduced in the Conference.
House Ways & Means Report on H.R. 4277
This is the Committee's explanation and rationale for its version of the legislation.
This is the final version of the bill as agreed by the Conference Committtee.
Analysis of the Conference Report (in Adobe PDF)
This is a provision-by-provision comparison of the House version of the bill, the Senate version, and the final Conference Agreement.
Final Passage in the Senate- August 5, 1994
This is the final debate and passage of the bill in the Senate.
Final Passage in the House- August 11, 1994
Final House debate and passage.