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H.R.360: To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to commemorate the lives they lost 50 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where these 4 little Black girls' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Terri Sewell, D-Ala.
Total Cosponsors 301 (204 Democrats, 1 Independent, 96 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action May 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on April 24, 2013. 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 arrange for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to commemorate the lives of Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley (children who lost their lives in the September 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, an incident recognized as a catalyst for the civil rights movement).

Requires such medal to be given to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, AL, where it shall be available for display or temporary loan to other appropriate places.

Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates of such medal, with amounts received from the sale to be deposited in the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 24, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-11.
May 24, 2013 Signed by President.
May 15, 2013 Presented to President.
May 13, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 9, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3351-3352)
April 25, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice.
April 24, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
April 24, 2013

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 420 - 0 (Roll no. 123). (text: CR H2261)

April 24, 2013 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2275)
April 24, 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.
April 24, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 360.
April 24, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2261-2267)
April 24, 2013 Mr. Bachus moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.