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S.381: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the World War II members of the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders", for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting the bombings of Tokyo.

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 Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 79 (40 Democrats, 2 Independents, 37 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to arrange for the award, on behalf of Congress, of six gold medals in honor of the members of the 17th Bombardment Group (Medium), who became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, in recognition of their military service during World War II.

Requires: (1) five of the medals to be given to the five surviving members of the April 18, 1942, Tokyo bombing mission, or their next of kin; and (2) the remaining medal to be given to the National Museum of the United States Air Force, where it shall be displayed with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Goblets and made available for research.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the Museum should make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations and events associated with the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

Designates medals stuck under this Act as national medals and numismatic items.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 20, 2013 Held at the desk.
Nov. 20, 2013 Received in the House.
Nov. 20, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 19, 2013 Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S8289-8290)
Nov. 19, 2013 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8289-8290)
Nov. 19, 2013 Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Feb. 26, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.