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H.R. 14403 (95th): A bill to require that a gift or decoration presented by any foreign government to the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, or the spouse thereof, be forwarded to the Smithsonian Institution for permanent public display and to require that the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution determine whether the item so presented is in fact the gift or decoration presented by the foreign government.

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Oct 14, 1978
95th Congress (1977–1978)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 14, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joe Skubitz

Representative for Kansas's 5th congressional district




Oct 14, 1978

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H.R. 14403 (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. 14403. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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