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H.R. 1624 (97th): A bill for the relief of Theresa Macam Alcalen.

Sponsor and status

Feb 3, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 17, 1982

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 17, 1982.

Pvt.L. 97-16

Phillip Burton

Representative for California's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 17, 1982



Feb 3, 1981

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 20, 1982
Ordered Reported

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

Apr 29, 1982
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 17, 1982
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1624 (97th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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