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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.

Sponsor and status

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 for Kansas



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Last Updated: May 30, 1980



Feb 4, 1980

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Mar 4, 1980
Ordered Reported

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Mar 6, 1980
Passed Senate (House next)

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Mar 31, 1980
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

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.

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 S. 2253. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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