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


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



Read Text »
Last Updated: May 30, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Read CRS Summary >


Feb 4, 1980

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 4, 1980
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.

Mar 6, 1980
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Mar 31, 1980
Passed House with Changes

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

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (7D, 3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 6449 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 1980

H.R. 6837 (Related)
A bill to amend the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 to ...

Passed House
Last Action: Mar 31, 1980

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source


Congress.gov is updated generally one day after events occur. Legislative activity since the last update may not be reflected on GovTrack. Data via congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: