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H.R. 5164 (98th): Central Intelligence Agency Information Act

A bill to amend the National Security Act of 1947 to regulate public disclosure of information held by the Central Intelligence Agency, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Mar 15, 1984
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 15, 1984

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 15, 1984.

Pub.L. 98-477

Romano Mazzoli

Representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 15, 1984



Mar 15, 1984

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Apr 11, 1984
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Sep 19, 1984
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Sep 28, 1984
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 15, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5164 (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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