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H.R. 2315 (115th): To posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to each of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, J. Christopher Stevens, and Sean Smith in recognition of their contributions to the Nation.

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Stephen Lynch

Sponsor. Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2018
Length: 5 pages
May 3, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 12, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


298 Cosponsors (201 Republicans, 97 Democrats)


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What legislators are saying

House Passes H.R.2315 To Posthumously Award Gold Medals To Benghazi Heroes
    — Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA8] (Sponsor) on Dec 18, 2018

50th Rosen-backed piece of legislation passes the house
    — Sen. Jacky Rosen [D-NV] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

Mast Helps Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Americans Killed During Attack on Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi
    — Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18] (Co-sponsor) on May 3, 2017

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May 3, 2017

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Dec 12, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 2315 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2315. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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