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H.R. 1017 (98th): Puerto Rico Transportation Equalization Act of 1981

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A bill to provide financial assistance for the transportation of petroleum and petrochemical products and agricultural commodities between ports located in the continental United States and Puerto Rico.

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Jan 27, 1983
98th Congress (1983–1984)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 27, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Baltasar Corrada-del Río

Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico

New Progressive



Jan 27, 1983

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H.R. 1017 (98th) 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 H.R. 1017. This is the one from the 98th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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