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H.R. 5356 (96th): A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to provide for the payment of claims resulting from the oil spill at Ixtoc I, Bay of Campeche, Mexico, and for other purposes.

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Sep 20, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 20, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Wyatt Jr.

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district


See Instead

H.R. 5338 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Jun 16, 1980



Sep 20, 1979

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H.R. 5356 (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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