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H.R. 7859 (96th): Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980

An act to provide general assistance to local educational agencies for the education of Cuban and Haitian refugee children, to provide special impact aid to such agencies for the education of Cuban and Haitian refugee children and Indochinese refugee children, and to provide assistance to State educational agencies for the education of Cuban and Haitian refugee adults.

Sponsor and status

Jul 29, 1980
96th Congress (1979–1980)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 10, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 1980.

Pub.L. 96-422

Edward Stack

Representative for Florida's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 10, 1980


3 Cosponsors (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)



Jul 29, 1980

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Aug 18, 1980
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 25, 1980
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.

Oct 10, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 10, 1980
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 7859 (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. 7859. 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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