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H.R. 5646 (95th): A bill to amend the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to require ConRail to make premium payments under certain medical and life insurance policies, to provide that ConRail shall be entitled to a loan under section 211(h) of such act in an amount required for such premium payments, and to provide that such premium payments shall be deemed to be expenses of administration of the respective railroads in reorganization.

Sponsor and status

Mar 28, 1977
95th Congress (1977–1978)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 4, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 4, 1978.

Pub.L. 95-597

Frederick Rooney

Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 4, 1978


10 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 3 Republicans)



Mar 28, 1977

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Jan 30, 1978
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Aug 2, 1978
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 11, 1978
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

Oct 13, 1978
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 4, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5646 (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. 5646. 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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