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S. 1555 (114th): Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015

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

Mazie Hirono

Sponsor. Senator for Hawaii. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2016
Length: 6 pages
Jun 11, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 14, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-265

71 Cosponsors (43 Democrats, 26 Republicans, 2 Independents)


Position statements

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

The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor
    — Rep. Paul Ryan [R-WI1, 1999-2018] on Dec 7, 2016

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2737: Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015

Introduced on Jun 11, 2015. 100% incorporated. (compare text)


Jun 11, 2015

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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
Passed House

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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