H.R. 1815 (112th): Lena Horne Recognition Act


May 10, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 17, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.


Alcee Hastings

Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2012
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to Lena Horne in recognition of her achievements and contributions to American culture and the civil rights movement.

Summary (CRS)

5/10/2011--Introduced.Lena Horne Recognition Act - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the posthumous presentation, on ... Read more >

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May 10, 2011

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Apr 17, 2012
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1815”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


308 cosponsors (197D, 111R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Apr 17, 2012 3:12 p.m.
Passed 410/2

Related Bills

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H.R. 5359 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 20, 2010

H.R. 715 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2013

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