S.309: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 83 (48 Democrats, 1 Independent, 34 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 30, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 20, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to honor collectively the World War II members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) in recognition of their military service and exemplary record during World War II.

Requires the Medal's display at the Smithsonian Institution. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Medal should be made available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations associated with the CAP.

Permits the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal, at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals. Requires sale proceeds to be deposited into the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 30, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-108.
May 30, 2014 Signed by President.
May 21, 2014 Presented to President.
May 19, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4453-4454)
May 19, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 309.
May 19, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4453-4456)
May 19, 2014 Mr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
May 21, 2013 Held at the desk.
May 21, 2013 Received in the House.
May 21, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
May 20, 2013 Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S3630-3631)
May 20, 2013 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3629-3631)
Feb. 13, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.