H.R. 586 (111th): Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009


Jan 15, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Enacted — Signed by the President
on May 12, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 12, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-19


Carolyn McCarthy
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district


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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2010
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To direct the Librarian of Congress and the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to carry out a joint project at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement, and for other purposes.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 998 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 17, 2008

S. 395 (Related)
Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 9, 2009

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 586” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Jan 15, 2009
Reported by Committee
Mar 25, 2009
Passed House
Apr 22, 2009
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Passed Senate
Apr 24, 2009
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
May 12, 2009


4 cosponsors (4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Apr 22, 2009 4:03 p.m.
Passed 422/0

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