S. 2493 (95th): Airline Deregulation Act

The Airline Deregulation Act is a 1978 United States federal law that deregulated the airline industry in the United States, removing U.S. Federal Government control over such things as fares, routes and market entry of new airlines, introducing a free market in the commercial airline industry and leading to a great increase in the number of flights, a decrease ...


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Feb 6, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-504


Howard Cannon

Senator from Nevada



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Last Updated: Oct 24, 1978


Feb 6, 1978

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Feb 6, 1978
Reported by Committee

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Apr 19, 1978
Passed Senate

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

Sep 21, 1978
Passed House with Changes

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

Oct 24, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 24, 1978
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

S. 2493 (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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