H.R. 715 (113th): Lena Horne Recognition Act


Feb 14, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Alcee Hastings

Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 14, 2013
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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)

2/14/2013--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 >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 14, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 715”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


96 cosponsors (85D, 11R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1815 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Apr 17, 2012

H.R. 839 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 10, 2015

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