H.R. 13728 (95th): Congressional Legal Counsel Act


Aug 3, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 3, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Breckinridge

Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the Office of Congressional Legal Counsel.

Summary (CRS)

8/3/1978--Introduced.Congressional Legal Counsel Act - Establishes, as a Congressional office, the Office of Congressional Legal Counsel to be headed by a Congressional Legal Counsel to defend Congress, a House of ... Read more >

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Aug 3, 1978

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