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H.R. 8800 (94th): Electric Vehicle Research, Development, and Demonstration Act

A bill to authorize in the Energy Research and Development Administration a Federal program of research, development, and demonstration designed to promote electric vehicle technologies and to demonstrate the commercial feasibility of electric vehicles.

Sponsor and status

Jul 22, 1975
94th Congress (1975–1976)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Sep 17, 1976

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on September 17, 1976.

Pub.L. 94-413

Mike McCormack

Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 17, 1976


22 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 7 Republicans)



Jul 22, 1975

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Sep 5, 1975
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jun 14, 1976
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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

Sep 13, 1976

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Sep 17, 1976
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

Sep 17, 1976
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 8800 (94th) 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 H.R. 8800. This is the one from the 94th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 94th Congress, which met from Jan 14, 1975 to Oct 1, 1976. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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