To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the United States Merchant Mariners of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 18, 2018
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress, 2017–2019
This bill was introduced on May 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What legislators are saying
“Congressman John Garamendi Honors World War II Merchant Marine Veterans”
— Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2018
“US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting”
— Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Jun 12, 2018
May 18, 2018
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Sep 19, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 550.
H.R. 5879 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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