H.R. 2534 (105th): Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reauthorization Act of 1997

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Sep 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 8, 1997 but was never passed by the Senate.


Larry Combest

Representative for Texas's 19th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 13, 1997
Length: 112 pages

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Full Title

To reform, extend, and repeal certain agricultural research, extension, and education programs, and for other purposes.

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Sep 24, 1997

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Oct 29, 1997
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Nov 8, 1997
Passed House

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Nov 8, 1997
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) 1.

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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 8, 1997 3:39 p.m.
Passed 291/125

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Related Bills

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S. 1150 (Related)
Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jun 23, 1998

H.R. 2876 (Related)
To promote food safety through continuation of the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database program ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 7, 1997

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