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H.R. 5580 (96th): North Atlantic Treaty Organization Mutual Support Act of 1979

An act to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Defense to enter into certain agreements to further the readiness of the military forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Sponsor and status

Oct 12, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 4, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 4, 1980.

Pub.L. 96-323

Wilbur “Dan” Daniel

Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 4, 1980



Oct 12, 1979

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Dec 3, 1979
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Jul 21, 1980
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 4, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5580 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5580. 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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