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H.R. 8260 (96th): Oil Windfall Acquisition Act of 1980

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A bill to amend the Clayton Act to promote energy independence for the United States by encouraging the investment of oil company profits into an expansion of energy resources, to inhibit the diversion of such profits in nonenergy-increasing acquisitions to prohibit interlocking directorates and officers affecting energy-related materials, and for other purposes.

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Oct 1, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 1, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Jenrette Jr.

Representative for South Carolina's 6th congressional district



Oct 1, 1980

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H.R. 8260 (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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