S. 3553 (94th): Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act


Jun 10, 1976
94th Congress, 1975–1976


Passed House & Senate on Oct 1, 1976

This bill was passed by Congress on October 1, 1976 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)


Roman Hruska

Senator from Nebraska


See Instead:

H.R. 11315 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 21, 1976

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to define the jurisdiction of U.S. courts in suits against foreign states, the circumstances in which foreign states are immune from suit and in which execution may not be levied on their property.

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H.R. 11315 (Related)
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 21, 1976

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The “S.” in “S. 3553” means this is a Senate 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.

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Jun 10, 1976
Reported by Committee
Sep 27, 1976
Passed Senate
Sep 30, 1976
Passed House
Oct 1, 1976


2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (show)
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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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