To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the American Fighter Aces, collectively, in recognition of their heroic military service and defense of our country's freedom throughout the history of aviation warfare.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 21, 2014
Length: 3 pages
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Enacted — Signed by the President on May 23, 2014
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 23, 2014.
What legislators are saying
“Johnson bill honoring American Fighter Aces heads to White House”
— Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3, 1991-2018] (Sponsor) on May 21, 2014
“Obama signs bill honoring 'ace' pilots; Olympia man included”
— Rep. Denny Heck [D-WA10] (Co-sponsor) on May 23, 2014
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Feb 14, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 26, 2014
Source Bill — Passed Senate (House next)
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1827 (113th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.R. 685 (113th).
May 19, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
May 20, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 685 (113th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act, Pub. L. No. 113-105, H.R. 685, 113th Cong. (2014).
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