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93rd Congress, First Session

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Identifier: II.

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Scope and Contents note

From the Sub-Series: The Bills sub-series contains bills sponsored or cosponsored by Congressman Rodino, arranged chronologically by term of Congress and by bill number within each Congress. There are four types of legislation represented, in the following order within each Congress: bills, which are designated by the letters “HR” preceding the bill number; joint resolutions, designated as “H.J.Res.”; concurrent resolutions, designated as “H.Con. Res”; and resolutions, designated as “H.Res.”

The records contain printed copies of bills sponsored or co-sponsored by Rodino for the 85th Congress through the 88th Congress, and in some instances, a small amount of supplementary material. These bills are foldered together session by session. Beginning with the 89th Congress and continuing till Rodino’s last term in office, the 100th Congress, there is a substantial amount of supplementary material accompanying many of the bills. This material includes printed copies of corresponding Senate bills and Congressional committee reports, Dear Colleague letters soliciting cosponsorship, correspondence from constituents and interest groups, press releases and statements from Rodino, newspaper clippings, and other research material. In many cases, copies of Congressional Records relating to the issue at hand were included in the files. Copies have been retained for bills in which Rodino was chief sponsor, but they have been weeded from the cosponsored bill files unless they are a record of Rodino’s remarks. Complete issues of the Congressional Record are available in the Rodino Law Library. The collection contains no record of proposed legislation for Rodino’s first four terms (81st Congress through 84th Congress) in office.

The procedure established, and generally followed by the Congressman’s legislative office, foldering each bill separately with its supplementary material Congress by Congress, has been followed in the arrangement of this subseries. In certain cases, supplementary material and items like private bills—legislation relating to specific individuals—were found to have been separated, but since this was not common practice, these items have been integrated into the established order. In some instances, bill folders contain only background material on the bill with no copy of the bill itself.

An examination of the numerous bills Rodino sponsored or cosponsored during his 20 terms in the House of Representatives brings forth key topics that were of legislative interest to the Congressman. At the forefront of these issues stands immigration, which in and of itself included a range of specific matters including the redistribution of quotas, the issue of illegal immigrants, and emergency immigration cases. Other common subjects in Rodino’s bills include civil rights, aging issues, health care, social security, antitrust law (including proposed legislation from the 94th Congress eventually passed into law as the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976), tax reform, the environment, international trade in narcotics, the judiciary, crime victims’ rights, and the establishment of Columbus Day and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as legal holidays.

Following the run of specific bill files are summaries of bills sponsored, both by term of Congress and by subject, for the 81st Congress through the 94th Congress. Also included are copies of Rodino’s legislative profiles (97th Congress through 100th Congress), published by the Office of Legislative Information, and handwritten legislative logs (98th Congress through 100th Congress).

Dates

  • 1909-2005

Restrictions on Access

All open records shall be available to qualified researchers who obey the rules and regulations governing the use of the archives.

Researchers must submit a written application to Seton Hall University's Law Library.

Judiciary Committee Files are closed for thirty years from the date of their creation. By special order of the House of Representatives all unpublished papers related to the Impeachment Inquiry are to be closed for fifty years from the date of their creation.

Case Files are to remain closed for 75 years after the close of the case.

Files containing personal check information have restrictive access.

Contact the Head of Public Services below for additional information regarding accessing materials in the collection.

Head of Public Services Seton Hall Law Library One Newark Center Newark, NJ 07102 lawlibref@shu.edu

Extent

From the Series: 98 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The Peter Rodino, Jr. Law Library Repository

Contact:
The Peter Rodino, Jr. Law Library
Seton Hall Law Library
One Newark Center
Newark NJ 07102