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H.R. 111 (96th): Panama Canal Act of 1979

An act to provide for the operation and maintenance of the Panama Canal under the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jan 15, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 27, 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 27, 1979.

Pub.L. 96-70

John Murphy

Representative for New York's 17th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 1979


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)



Jan 15, 1979

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 21, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 26, 1979
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.

Sep 27, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 27, 1979
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 111 (96th) 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. 111. This is the one from the 96th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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