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H.R. 12583 (95th): Federal Information Centers Act

A bill to authorize the permanent establishment of a system of Federal Information Centers.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

May 4, 1978
95th Congress (1977–1978)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


John Burton

Representative for California's 5th congressional district



2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)

See Instead

S. 3259 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Oct 20, 1978



May 4, 1978

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H.R. 12583 (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. 12583. 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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