A bill to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to provide compensation for economic loss resulting from oil pollution caused by the blowout of Ixtoc I, Bay of Campeche, Mexico.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
96th Congress (1979–1980)
This bill was introduced on October 12, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district
9 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Oct 12, 1979
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H.R. 5577 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5577. This is the one from the 96th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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