H.R. 3951 (96th): National Capital Transportation Amendments of 1979


May 4, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 3, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 3, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-184


Fortney “Pete” Stark

Representative for California's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 3, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

An act to amend the National Capital Transportation Act of 1969 to authorize additional Federal contributions for the cost of construction of the rapid transit system of the National Capital Region, to provide an orderly method for the retirement of bonds issued by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #504 (66-23)) National Capital Transportation Amendments of 1979 - Amends the National Capital Transportation Act of 1979 to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to ... Read more >


May 4, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 16, 1979
Passed House

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

Dec 20, 1979
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Dec 20, 1979
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jan 3, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3951”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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