H.R.685: American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act

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 Sam Johnson, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 312 (129 Democrats, 183 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action May 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a single congressional gold medal in honor of the American Fighter Aces, collectively, in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of the nation's freedom.

Requires the medal to be given to the Smithsonian Institution for display and research purposes. Expresses the sense of Congress that the medal should be made available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations associated with the American Fighter Aces.

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: 113-105.
May 23, 2014 Signed by President.
May 21, 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, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 0 (Roll no. 219). (text: CR H4456)

May 19, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4459-4460)
May 19, 2014 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 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 685.
May 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4456-4458)
May 19, 2014 Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services