H.R. 13715 (95th): National Weather Services Act


Aug 2, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 19, 1978 but was never passed by the Senate.


Dale Milford

Representative for Texas's 24th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to improve the operational weather programs of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to affirm the Federal responsibility for the provision of effective weather and related services, to assure to the maximum possible extent that all available Federal resources are utilized in a coordinated manner for weather-related research, development, and technology, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/2/1978--Introduced.National Weather Services Act - Declares that the Secretary of Commerce, utilizing the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shall be responsible for collection of weather ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 2, 1978

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 19, 1978
Passed House

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

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 13715”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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