About the bill
- Full Title
A bill to eliminate free medical care for merchant seamen, to permit closure of Public Health Service hospitals, and for other purposes.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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May 21, 1981
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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1287”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 10, 1981
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 1287 — 97th Congress: Merchant Seamen Health Services Repeal Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s1287
“S. 1287 — 97th Congress: Merchant Seamen Health Services Repeal Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1981. February 13, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/97/s1287>
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