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H.R. 595 (96th): Strategic and Critical Materials Transaction Authorization Act of 1979


An act to authorize certain transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of strategic and critical materials for the National Defense Stockpile.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 15, 1979
96th Congress (1979–1980)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 29, 1979

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 29, 1979.

Law
Pub.L. 96-175
Sponsor

Robert Mollohan

Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Dec 29, 1979

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History

Jan 15, 1979
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 3, 1979
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 16, 1979
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Dec 19, 1979
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

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

Dec 29, 1979
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 595 (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. 595. 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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