A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 for the purpose of recovering Federal costs incurred in providing services, facilities and financial assistance to railroads, and to provide a new source of funding for the Railroad Retirement Fund.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Mar 30, 1982
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on March 30, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district
Mar 30, 1982
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H.R. 5979 (97th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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