H.R. 4249 (98th): United States Marshals Service and Witness Security Reform Act of 1984

A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for the protection of Government witnesses in criminal proceedings, to establish a United States Marshals Service, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Oct 28, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 1984 but was never passed by the Senate.


Robert Kastenmeier

Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district



Oct 28, 1983

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May 1, 1984
Reported by Committee

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May 22, 1984
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4249 (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.

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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