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H.R. 6422 (96th): A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to allow beneficiaries of United States Government life insurance policies to elect to receive such insurance in a lump sum, rather than in monthly installments, when the insured has not specified the method of payment of such insurance.

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Feb 5, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 5, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward Patten

Representative for New Jersey's 15th congressional district




Feb 5, 1980

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H.R. 6422 (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.

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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