S. 2784 (109th): Fourteenth Dalai Lama Congressional Gold Medal Act

A bill to award a congressional gold medal to Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, in recognition of his many enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights, and religious understanding.



May 11, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 27, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 27, 2006.


Pub.L. 109-287


Dianne Feinstein

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Sep 15, 2006
Length: 2 pages


May 11, 2006

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May 18, 2006
Reported by Committee

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May 25, 2006
Passed Senate

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Sep 13, 2006
Passed House

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Sep 27, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2784 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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