H.R. 8402 (96th): A bill to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize $25,000,000 for disaster assistance for the victims of the recent earthquakes in southern Italy.


Dec 2, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 2, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward Beard

Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize appropriations to the President for fiscal year 1981, permitted to remain available until expended, for relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction assistance for ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 2, 1980

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 8402”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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