S. 2253 (96th): Passenger Railroad Rebuilding Act of 1980

An act to amend the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 to authorize additional appropriations for the Northeast Corridor improvement project and to require the Secretary of Transportation to begin development of energy efficient rail passenger corridors, to provide for the protection of the employees of the Rock Island Railroad, and for other purposes.



Feb 4, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 30, 1980

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 30, 1980.


Pub.L. 96-254


Nancy Kassebaum

Senator from Kansas



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Last Updated: May 30, 1980


Feb 4, 1980

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Mar 4, 1980
Reported by Committee

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Mar 6, 1980
Passed Senate

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Mar 31, 1980
Passed House with Changes

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May 30, 1980
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

May 30, 1980
Text Published

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S. 2253 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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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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