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H.R.1209: To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders", for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Pete Olson, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 309 (128 Democrats, 182 Republicans)
Introduced March 15, 2013
Latest Major Action May 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal in honor of the members of the 17 Bombardment Group (Medium), who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, in recognition of their military service during World War II.

Requires the medal to be given to the National Museum of the United States Air Force for display. Expresses the sense of Congress that such Museum should make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations and events associated with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates of the gold medal at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 23, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-106.
May 23, 2014 Signed by President.
May 22, 2014 Presented to President.
May 20, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 20, 2014 Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3192)
May 19, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4451-4452)
May 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1209.
May 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4451-4453)
May 19, 2014 Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.