H.R. 2816 (96th): Refugee Act of 1979

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the procedures for the admission of refugees, to amend the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 to establish a more uniform basis for the provision of assistance to refugees, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Mar 13, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Status:
Enacted as S. 643 (companion bill)
Sponsor:

Peter Rodino Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district

Democrat

See Instead:

S. 643 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Mar 17, 1980

History

Mar 13, 1979
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 20, 1979
 
Passed House

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

H.R. 2816 (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.

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

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