H.R.324: To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II.

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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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 326 (121 Democrats, 205 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 18, 2013
Latest Major Action July 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on May 21, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Requires 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 to the First Special Service Force (a joint American-Canadian volunteer unit), collectively, in recognition of their World War II service.

Directs that the gold medal be given to the First Special Service Force Association in Helena, Montana, for display there and elsewhere, including Fort William Henry Harrison in Helena.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates with proceeds deposited in the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

Declares that the medal struck under this Act is a national medal for purposes of specified coins and currency provisions.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 12, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-16.
July 12, 2013 Signed by President.
July 2, 2013 Presented to President.
June 28, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 27, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
June 27, 2013 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5509-5510)
May 22, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
May 21, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 21, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 415 - 0 (Roll no. 165). (text: CR H2817-2818)

May 21, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2830-2831)
May 21, 2013 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 21, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 324.
May 21, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2817-2819)
May 21, 2013 Mr. Cotton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services