Alternate Title: P.L. 920: Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950
"An Act to authorize a Federal civil defense program, and for other purposes"..."It is the policy and intent of Congress to provide a plan of civil defense for the protection of life and property in the United States from attack. It is further declared to be the policy and intent of Congress that this responsibility for civil defense shall be vested primarily in the several States and their political subdivisions. The Federal Government shall provide necessary coordination and guidance; shall be responsible for the operations of the Federal Civil Defense Administration as set forth in this Act; and shall provide necessary assistance as hereinafter authorized."
Public Law 920; P.L. 920: H.R. 9798
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