S.1044: World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about public lands and natural resources
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Sponsor Rob Portman, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)

World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to install at the World War II memorial in the District of Columbia a suitable plaque or an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt prayed with the United States on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day.

Bars the use of federal funds for the preparation or installation of the plaque or inscription, but permits the acceptance and expenditure of private contributions for such purpose.

Makes the Commemorative Works Act applicable to the design and placement of the plaque within the area of the World War II Memorial.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 30, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-123.
June 30, 2014 Signed by President.
June 25, 2014 Presented to President.
June 23, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 370 - 12 (Roll no. 339). (text: CR H5607)

June 23, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5610-5611)
June 23, 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.
June 23, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1044.
June 23, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5607-5608)
June 23, 2014 Mr. Hastings (WA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
June 9, 2014 Held at the desk.
June 9, 2014 Received in the House.
June 5, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 5, 2014 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3461-3464; text as passed Senate: CR S3461-3462)
March 31, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 339.
March 31, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu without amendment. With written report No. 113-141.
Nov. 21, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-93.
May 23, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.