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

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.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


Jun 10, 1976

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 27, 1976
Reported by Committee

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Sep 30, 1976
Passed Senate

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

Oct 1, 1976
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

S. 3553 (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.

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

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