S. 1991 (96th): Federal Trade Commission Act of 1979


Nov 8, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 14, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Wendell Ford

Senator from Kentucky


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to change procedures for agency adjudications and rulemaking, to extend authorizations for appropriations for the Federal Trade Commission , and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/7/1980--Indefinitely postponed in Senate.(Measure indefinitely postponed in Senate, H. R. 2313 passed in lieu) Federal Trade Commission Act of 1979 - Requires the Federal Trade Commission to reopen any cease ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Nov 8, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 14, 1979
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1991”). 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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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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