H.R.4544: Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced Dec. 13, 2007
  • Latest Major Action Oct. 15, 2008

Bill Sponsor

Bill Cosponsors

300 (200 Democrats, 101 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of gold medals (to be maintained by the Smithsonian Institution) to recognize the service of Native American code talkers during World War I and World War II. Defines "code talker" as a Native American who served in the Armed Forces during a foreign conflict and who transmitted secret...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There is one statement associated with H.R.4544.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Financial Services
Referred to House House Administration
Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.
Mr. Gutierrez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4544.
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mrs. Capito objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate, read twice.
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 110-420.
Dec. 13, 2007

Introduced in the House by Dan Boren (D-Okla.)

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