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H.R. 856 (105th): United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act

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To provide a process leading to full self-government for Puerto Rico.

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Sponsor and status

Don Young

Sponsor. Representative for Alaska At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 5, 1998
Length: 30 pages
Introduced
Feb 27, 1997
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 4, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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87 Cosponsors (63 Democrats, 24 Republicans)

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History

Feb 27, 1997
 
Introduced

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May 21, 1997
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 4, 1998
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 856 (105th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 856. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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