History of Bills and Resolutions Introduced in the United States Senate
and House of Representatives, Relating to the Trans-Mississippi and
International Exposition, 1898.


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Action.
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S.1306    54th   1st               To authorize and encourage the holding of a
trans-mississippi and international exposition at the city of Omaha, in the
State of Nebraska, in the year 1898, and making an appropriation therefor.
Jan. 3, 1896  Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and referred to Select
Committee on International Expositions.
Mar. 4, 1896Reported back with amendments (S.Rept. 398).
Apr. 9, 1896Made special order.
Apr. 10, 1896Debated, amended, title changed, and passed Senate.
Apr. 13, 1896Referred to House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
Apr. 20, 1896Reported back with amendment and referred to Committee of the
Whole. 
(H. R. Rept. 1381).
June 6, 1896Amended and passed House. Senate concurred in House amendment.
Examined and signed. Approved by President.

H.R. 6198 54th   1st                   To authorize and encourage the holding
of a trans-mississippi and international exposition at the city of Omaha, in
the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898, and making appropriation therefor.
Feb. 17, 1898Introduced in House of Representatives (sic)by Mr. Mercer and
referred to Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R. 9804 54th   2nd                   To amend an act entitled "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a trans-mississippi and international
exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898,
"approved June 10, 1896.
Dec. 22, 1896Introduced in House of Representatives by Mr. Mercer and referred
to Committee on Appropriations.

S. 3489   54th   2nd                   To amend an act entitled "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a trans-mississippi and international
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Action.
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exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898",
approved June 10, 1896 to 
repeal certain portions thereof 
and for other purposes.
Jan. 7, 1897Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and referred to Select Committee
on International Expositions.
Feb. 5, 1897Reported back, (S.Rept. 1405).

H.Res.259 54th   2nd                   Authorizing the Secretary of War to
lease Fort Omaha Military Reservation. (For use of Trans-Mississippi and
International Exposition.)
Feb. 19, 1897  Introduced by Mr. Mercer in House of Representatives and
referred to Committee on Military Affairs.

54th   2nd                   Amendment to Sundry Civil Appropriations Bill
(H.R. 10292), extending limit of cost of the Government building or buildings
at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
Feb. 25, 1897 Reported in Senate by Mr. Allison, (S.Rept. 1542).
Feb. 27, 1897 Agreed to in Senate.

H. R.4    55th   1st                    To amend and act entitles "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a trans-mississippi and international
exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898,"
approved June 10, 1896.

H.R.4.    55th   1st                    Introduced in House of Repre-sentatives
by Mr. Mercer and referred to Committee on Appropriations.

S.90      55th   1st                    To amend an act entitled "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a trans-mississippi and international
exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898,"
approved June 10, 1896; to repeal certain portions thereof, and for other
purposes.
Mch. 16, 1897  Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and referred to Select
Committee on International Expositions.
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S.Res.50  55th   1st                    Authorizing foreign exhibitors at the
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, to be held in the city of
Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, during the year 1898, to bring 
to the United States foreign 
laborers from their countries 
respectively, for the purpose of 
preparing for and making exhibits.
June 8, 1897   Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and ordered printed. Amended
and passed Senate.
June 17, 1897 Referred to House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means.
June 21, 1897 Reported back with amendments (H.R.Rept. 11.) Debated, amended,
and Passed House.
June 22, 1897 Senate concurred in House amendment.
June 25, 1897 Examined and Signed.
June 30, 1897  Approved by the President.

Con.Res.11 55th  1st                   Requesting President to invite foreign
nations to make exhibits at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
June 9, 1897Passed Senate.

S.Res.142 55th   1st                   Requesting President to invite foreign
nations to make exhibits at Exposition.
June 23, 1897Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and passed.

S.Doc.179 55th   1st     July 13, 1897 Message of President trans-mississippi
report   relative to action of Department of   State in behalf of
Trans-Mississippi   and International Exposition.

HR.Doc.68 55th   1st     July 14, 1897 Letter of secretary of the Treasury
making certain recommendations in 
regard to admission of Chinese into United States to Attend Trans-Mississippi
and International Exposition.  Referred to Committee 
on Ways and Means and ordered to be printed.
S.J.Res.66 55th  1st                    Providing for the erection of a
Government Building at the 
Transmississippi and International 
Exposition at Omaha, Nebraska.    
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July 23, 1897 Introduced in Senate by Mr. Thurston 
Passed Senate.
July 23, 1897Referred to House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.

S. 2507   55th   2nd                    To provide for the holding of a
Congress of the Indian tribes of the United States at the City of Omaha, in the
State of Nebraska, in the year A.D. 1898, and for other purposes. 
Jan. 7, 1897Introduced in Senate by Mr.  Allen and referred to Committee on
Indian Affairs.
Dec. 7, 1897Reported back with amendments, 
(S. Rept. 397).
Jan. 7, 1898Referred to House of Representatives Committee on Indian Affairs.

S. 2509   55th   2nd                    To amend an act entitled "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a Trans-Mississippi and International
Exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898,"
approved June 10, 1896.
Dec. 7, 1897Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and referred to Select Committee
on International Expositions.

H.R. 4367 55th   2nd                    To amend an act entitled "An act to
authorize and encourage the holding of a Trans-Mississippi and International
Exposition at the city of Omaha, in the State of Nebraska, in the year 1898,"
approved June 10, 1896.
Dec. 9, 1897Introduced in House of Representatives by Mr. Mercer and referred
to Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R. 4359 55th   2nd                    To provide for holding a congress of
the Indian tribes of the United States at the city of Omaha, Nebraska, in the
year 1898, and for other purposes.
Dec. 9, 1897Introduced in the House of Represen-
tatives by Mr. Mercer and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs.
(Note - An appropriation of $40,000 
was provided for this purpose in 
the Indian Appropriation Act, 
approved July 1, 1898.)
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H.Res.214 55th   2nd                    Authorizing the Secretary of Treasury
to rent lighting apparatus for the Government Building at Trans-Mississippi and
International Exposition.
Mch. 30, 1898 Introduced in the House of Repre-
sentatives by Mr. Mercer and referred
to Committee on Ways and Means.
May 10, 1898Passed House.  Passed Senate.
May 11, 1898Examined and Signed.
May 19, 1898Approved by President.

S. 4629   55th   2nd                    Authorizing the Secretary of War to
Detail a Regular Army Officer to command the guard at the Trans-Mississippi and
International Exposition.
May 19, 1898Introduced in Senate by Mr. Allen and referred to Select Committee
on International Expositions.

______    55th   2nd                    Resolution relative to the atten-
dance of certain Indian tribes of
Canada at the Trans-Mississippi 
and International Exposition.
June 10, 1898Introduced in the Senate by Mr. Quay Debated, amended and passed.

S.Doc.312 55th   2nd     June 23, 1898  Message of President relative to
proposed attendance of certain Indian tribes of Canada at the Trans-Mississippi
and International Exposition.  Referred in Senate to Select Committee on
International Expositions.

______    55th   2nd     June 24, 1898  Amendment proposed in Senate by Mr.
Penrose to Deficiency Appropriation bill, relative to the attendance of certain
Indian tribes at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition,
appropriating $10,000 therefore.  Referred to Committee on Indian Affairs.

_____     55th   2nd     July 7, 1898   Invitation from President of Trans-
Mississippi and International 
Exposition for Senate to attend 
Exposition.  Referred to Select 
Committee on International 
Expositions in the Senate.
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Action.
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______    55th   2nd     July 8, 1898   Resolution accepting invitation of
President of Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition for the Senate to
Attend the Exposition.
July 8, 1898Reported in Senate by Mr. Thurston, Chairman of committee on
International Expositions, to which the invitation had been referred.
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ACommittee  of fifteen Senators Appointed by President of Senate to attend the
Exposition.
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Resolution in Senate to pay expenses of Committee appointed to attend the
Exposition.
Referred to Committee Audit and Control Contingent Expenses of the Senate.

H Res.106 55th   2nd                    Extending the limit of cost of the
Government building or buildings at the Trans-Mississippi and International
Exposition at Omaha, Nebraska, and reducing the cost of the Government Exhibit.
Dec. 17, 1897Introduced in House of Representatives by Mr. Mercer.  Debated and
passed House.
Dec. 18, 1897Examined and signed.
Jan. 6, 1898Approved by the President.


 
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