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

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.

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Sponsor and status


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



Aug 2, 1978

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Sep 19, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 13715 (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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