H.R.1726: To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Bill Posey, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 301 (183 Democrats, 1 Independent, 117 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action June 10, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on May 19, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal in honor of the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, in recognition of its pioneering military service, devotion to duty, and many acts of valor in the face of adversity.

Requires the medal to be given to the Smithsonian Institution for display. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Smithsonian shall make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at appropriate locations associated with the 65th Infantry Regiment, including locations in Puerto Rico.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 10, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-120.
June 10, 2014 Signed by President.
June 3, 2014 Presented to President.
May 23, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 22, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3308)
May 20, 2014 Received in the Senate, read twice.
May 19, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4440-4441)
May 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1726.
May 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4440-4444)
May 19, 2014 Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Administration
April 25, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services