H.R. 6073 (96th): Protection of Americans Abroad Act


Dec 10, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 10, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Robert Bauman

Representative for Maryland's 1st congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill directing the President to take certain actions with respect to any country which engages in certain hostile actions against property of the United States or United States officers or employees assigned to duty abroad.

Summary (CRS)

Protection of Americans Abroad Act - Directs the President, if U.S. property abroad is illegally intruded upon or any Federal employee assigned abroad is illegally detained or attacked by foreign ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 10, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6073”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (15R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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