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H.R. 8848 (93rd): Federal Correctional Ombudsman Act

A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to establish an Office of the U.S. Correctional Ombudsman.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status


Jun 20, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 20, 1973, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ralph Metcalfe

Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district



Jun 20, 1973

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H.R. 8848 (93rd) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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