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S. 2053 (113th): A bill to direct the Architect of the Capitol to place a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action on the Capitol Grounds.


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 27, 2014 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2053

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 27, 2014

(for herself, Mrs. Shaheen, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Rubio, and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

A BILL

To direct the Architect of the Capitol to place a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action on the Capitol Grounds.

1.

Findings

The Congress finds the following:

(1)

In recent years, commemorative chairs honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action have been placed in prominent locations across the United States.

(2)

The United States Capitol Grounds are an appropriate location to place a commemorative chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action.

2.

Placement of a chair honoring American Prisoners of War/Missing in Action on the United States Capitol Grounds

(a)

Obtaining chair

The Architect of the Capitol shall enter into an agreement to obtain a chair featuring the logo of the National League of POW/MIA Families under such terms and conditions as the Architect considers appropriate and consistent with applicable law.

(b)

Placement

Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Architect shall place the chair obtained under subsection (a) on the United States Capitol Grounds in a suitable permanent location.

3.

Funding

(a)

Donations

The Architect of the Capitol may—

(1)

enter into an agreement with any organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of that Code to solicit private donations to carry out the purposes of this Act; and

(2)

accept donations of funds, property, and services to carry out the purposes of this Act.

(b)

Costs

All costs incurred in carrying out the purposes of this Act shall be paid for with private donations received under subsection (a).