A bill to amend the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970 to authorize additional appropriations, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
95th Congress (1977–1978)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 13, 1978 but was never passed by the Senate.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district
May 4, 1978
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 6, 1978
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 1385 (95th).
Oct 13, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
H.R. 12577 (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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 12577. This is the one from the 95th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Federal Railroad Safety Authorization Act, H.R. 12577, 95th Cong. (1978).
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