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H.R. 1242: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

To establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Robert “Bobby” Scott

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Feb 28, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 8, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 8, 2018.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-102

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 392: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act

Ordered Reported on Mar 30, 2017. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1460: Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017

Ordered Reported on Jun 29, 2017. 1% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 28, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 28, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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May 1, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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May 1, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Dec 21, 2017
 
Passed Senate

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Jan 8, 2018
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1242 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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