S. 527: A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Introduced:

Feb 12, 2015

Status:

Passed Senate on Feb 26, 2015

This bill passed in the Senate on February 26, 2015 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions

Junior Senator from Alabama

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 2015
Length: 8 pages

Prognosis:

58% chance of being enacted (details)

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History

Feb 12, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 24, 2015
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 26, 2015
 
Passed Senate

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.

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