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96th Congress (1979–1980)
This bill was introduced on November 28, 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 Virginia's 3rd congressional district
2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)
Nov 28, 1979
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H.R. 5978 (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. 5978. 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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A bill to provide for an epidemiological study of fluorosis in certain areas where fluoride occurs naturally in drinking water systems and to suspend the application of the fluoride standard in such areas under the Safe Drinking Water Act pending the completion of such study, and for other purposes, H.R. 5978, 96th Cong. (1979).
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