S. 3151 (95th): Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization Act


May 25, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 9, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-624


James Eastland

Senator from Mississippi



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Last Updated: Nov 9, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to authorize appropriations for the purpose of carrying out the activities of the Department of Justice for fiscal year 1979, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 95-1777) Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization Act - Authorizes the appropriation for fiscal year 1979 of specified sums for designated activities and agencies ... Read more >


May 25, 1978

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May 25, 1978
Reported by Committee

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Jul 10, 1978
Passed Senate

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

Sep 28, 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.

Nov 9, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 9, 1978
Text Published

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3151”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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