S. 1239 (112th): Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act

Jun 21, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed Senate)
See Instead:

H.R. 3421 (same title)
Signed by the President — Dec 23, 2011

Robert “Bob” Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania
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Last Updated
Sep 12, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2864 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 07, 2011

H.R. 3421 (Related)
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act

Signed by the President
Dec 23, 2011


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 9, 2011 but was never passed by the House.

Introduced Jun 21, 2011
Referred to Committee Jun 21, 2011
Passed Senate Sep 09, 2011
Full Title

A bill to provide for a medal of appropriate design to be awarded by the President to the memorials established at the 3 sites honoring the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.


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13 cosponsors (10D, 2R, 1I) (show)

House Financial Services

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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9/9/2011--Passed Senate without amendment.
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act - Authorizes the President to award a Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Congressional Medal to: (1) the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, (2) the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York, and (3) the Pentagon Memorial.
Instructs the Secretary of the Treasury to strike three designs of such gold medal to honor, respectively: (1) those who lost their lives in the the attack at the World Trade Center, (2) the passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93 that was brought down in rural Pennsylvania, and (3) those who lost their lives at the Pentagon.
Authorizes the Secretary to strike and sell bronze duplicates of such medals and to distribute any funds from such sales exceeding costs equally between the three memorial sites.

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