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H.R. 2447 (112th): To grant the congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines.

Sponsor and status

Corrine Brown

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 11, 2011
Length: 3 pages
Jul 7, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 23, 2011

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 23, 2011.

Pub.L. 112-59

308 Cosponsors (180 Democrats, 128 Republicans)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1527: A bill to authorize the award of a Congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II.

Introduced on Sep 8, 2011. 66% incorporated. (compare text)


Jul 7, 2011

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Oct 25, 2011
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Nov 9, 2011
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 23, 2011
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2447 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2447. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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