S.Con.Res. 9: A concurrent resolution recommending the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Rafael Peralta.

Introduced:
Mar 19, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
37% chance of being agreed to
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Sponsor
Dianne Feinstein
Senior Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 19, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 26 (Related)
Recommending the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Rafael Peralta.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 19, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on March 19, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 19, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 19, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Prognosis

63% chance of getting past committee.
37% chance of being agreed to.

40% of concurrent resolutions made it past committee and only about 24% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [methodology]

 
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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Armed Services

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Notes

S.Con.Res. stands for Senate concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/19/2013--Introduced.
Recognizes Sergeant Rafael Peralta, a Mexican-American who enlisted in the Marine Corps on the same day he received his permanent residence status, for his dedication to the Marine Corps and the United States and for upholding the highest standards of military service.
Recognizes that his courage and selfless actions in combat saved the lives of his fellow Marines.
Concurs with the Marine Corps and the Navy that his actions are in the spirit and tradition of the Medal of Honor.
Maintains that eyewitness accounts confirm that Sergeant Peralta deliberately pulled a live grenade into his body in order to save his fellow Marines, and such accounts should be the leading and deciding factor in evaluating his Medal of Honor nomination.
Recommends that Sergeant Peralta be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

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