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H.R. 4057 (96th): Food Stamp Act Amendments of 1979

An act to increase the fiscal year 1979 authorization for appropriations for the food stamp program, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

May 10, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 1979.

Pub.L. 96-58

Frederick Richmond

Representative for New York's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 14, 1979



May 10, 1979

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

Jul 11, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 23, 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.

Aug 14, 1979
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Aug 14, 1979
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 4057 (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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