A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Filipino veterans of World War II, in recognition of the dedicated service of the veterans during World War II.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 3, 2016
Length: 6 pages
What legislators are saying
“Hirono-Gabbard Bill to Award Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Signed into Law”
— Sen. Mazie Hirono [D-HI] (Sponsor) on Dec 15, 2016
“Schumer to co-sponsor filipino veterans of world war ii congressional gold medal act of 2015; approximately 300,000 filipino soldiers fought in wwii, yet have never been formally recognized by the u.s.”
— Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 16, 2015
This bill incorporates provisions from:
Jun 11, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Jul 13, 2016
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Nov 30, 2016
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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 14, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 1555 (114th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1555. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-265, S. 1555, 114th Cong. (2016).
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