H.R. 1420 (112th): Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Act

Apr 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Representative for Illinois's 2nd congressional district
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18 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4771 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 04, 2010

S. 599 (Related)
Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 16, 2011


This bill was introduced on April 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 07, 2011
Full Title

To establish a commission to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War.


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4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)

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Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service, and the Census

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Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish a Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities appropriate to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and to carry out other specified duties.
Directs the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities to award grants for appropriate activities relating to the Civil War sesquicentennial and to consider and give priority to programs carried out by institutions of higher education, museums, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and state sesquicentennial commissions that support the duties of the Commission, including those that concentrate on the role of African Americans in the Civil War.

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