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H.R. 2846 (98th): Strategic and Critical Materials Funding Act of 1983

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A bill to provide that a certain amount of the revenues received by the United States under leases on the Outer Continental Shelf shall be used to acquire strategic and critical materials for the national defense stockpile.

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May 2, 1983
98th Congress (1983–1984)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 2, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


William Patman

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district




May 2, 1983

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H.R. 2846 (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. 2846. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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