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H.R. 12443 (95th): A bill to amend section 201(a), 202(c) and 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and to establish a Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.

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May 1, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 5, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 5, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-412


Joshua Eilberg

Representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 5, 1978


May 1, 1978

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Jul 18, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 20, 1978
Passed Senate

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

Oct 5, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 12443 (95th) 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 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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