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S. 1435 (93rd): District of Columbia Charter Act

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The District of Columbia Home Rule Act is a United States federal law passed on December 24, 1973 which devolved certain congressional powers of the District of Columbia to local government, furthering District of Columbia home rule. In particular, it includes the District Charter (also called the Home Rule Charter), which provides for an elected mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia. The council is composed of a chairman elected at large and twelve members, four of whom are elected at large, and one from each of the ...

Sponsor and status


Apr 2, 1973
93rd Congress, 1973–1974


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 24, 1973

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 24, 1973.


Pub.L. 93-198


Thomas Eagleton

Senator for Missouri



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Last Updated: Dec 24, 1973


Apr 2, 1973

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Jun 14, 1973
Ordered Reported

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Jul 10, 1973
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Oct 10, 1973
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Dec 24, 1973
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 24, 1973
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 1435 (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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