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


Mar 13, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 20, 1979 but was never passed by the Senate.


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.

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Related Bills

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S. 643 (identical)

Enacted — Signed by the President
Mar 17, 1980

H.Res. 499 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Dec 13, 1979

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 2816” means this is a House of Representatives 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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 13, 1979
Passed House
Dec 20, 1979


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