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S. 2279 (95th): Defense Economic Adjustment Act

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A bill to facilitate the economic adjustment of communities, industries and workers to civilian oriented initiatives, projects and commitments when they have been substantially and seriously affected by reductions in defense contracts, military facilities and arms export which have occurred as a result of the Nation's efforts to pursue an international arms control policy and to realign defense expenditures according to changing national security requirements, and to prevent the ensuing dislocations from contributing to or exacerbating recessionary effects.

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Nov 2, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 2, 1977, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


George McGovern

Senator for South Dakota




Nov 2, 1977

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S. 2279 (95th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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