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S. 3394 (93rd): Foreign Assistance Act

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Source: Wikipedia

The Foreign Assistance Act of 1974 (Public law 93-559) , was an act of the 93rd United States Congress that added several amendments to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Perhaps most famously, the act introduced an amendment that effectively eliminated aid and military funding for South Vietnam. Direct US involvement in Vietnam was already prohibited under the Case–Church Amendment, and the termination of US funding and indirect support for South Vietnam was a significant factor leading up to the Fall of Saigon.

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Sponsor and status

Apr 29, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 30, 1974

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 30, 1974.

Pub.L. 93-559

John Sparkman

Senator for Alabama



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Last Updated: Dec 30, 1974



Apr 29, 1974

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Sep 3, 1974
Ordered Reported

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Dec 4, 1974
Passed Senate (House next)

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Dec 11, 1974
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 30, 1974
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Dec 30, 1974
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 3394 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3394. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

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

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