H.R. 4655 (105th): Iraq Liberation Act of 1998


Sep 29, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 31, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 31, 1998.


Pub.L. 105-338


Benjamin Gilman

Representative for New York's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 7, 1998
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq.

Summary (CRS)

Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 - Declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and ... Read more >


Sep 29, 1998

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 2, 1998
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.

Oct 5, 1998
Passed House

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

Oct 7, 1998
Passed Senate

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 31, 1998
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. 4655”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Oct 5, 1998 7:32 p.m.
Passed 360/38

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