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H.R. 5577 (96th): Ixtoc I Oil Pollution Compensation Act of 1979

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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.

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Oct 12, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 12, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Wyatt Jr.

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district




Oct 12, 1979

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H.R. 5577 (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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