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


Mar 13, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted as S. 643 (companion bill)

Peter Rodino Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district


See Instead:

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

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #755 (328-47)) Refugee Act of 1979 - =TitleI - Purpose=Declares the purposes of this Act to be to provide a permanent and systematic procedure ... Read more >

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Mar 13, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 20, 1979
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2816”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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