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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1330

PUBLIC LAW 98-878—AUG. 16, 1984 (b) It is the sense of Congress that— (1) State and local governments must focus on the vital issues of child support, child custody, visitation rights, and other related domestic issues that are properly within the jurisdictions of such governments; (2) all individuals involved in the domestic relations process should recognize the seriousness of these matters to the health and welfare of our Nation's children and assign them the highest priority; and (3) a mutual recognition of the needs of all parties involved in divorce actions will greatly enhance the health and welfare of America's children and families. Approved August 16, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4325: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 98-527 (Comm. on Ways and Means) and No. 98-925 (Comm. of Conference). SENATE REPORT No. 98-387 (Comm. on Finance). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 129 (1983): Nov. 16, considered and passed House. Vol. 130 (1984): Apr. 25, considered and passed Senate, amended. Aug. 1, Senate agreed to conference report. Aug. 8, House agreed to conference report. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 20, No. 33 (1984): Aug. 16, 1984, Presidential statement.