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H.R. 5305 (96th): Women in Science and Technology Equal Opportunity Act

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A bill to promote the full use of human resources in science and technology through a comprehensive program to maximize the potential contribution and advancement of women in scientific, professional, and technical careers.

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Sep 17, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
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Richard Ottinger

Representative for New York's 24th congressional district




Sep 17, 1979

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H.R. 5305 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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