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H.R. 5879 (115th): Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2018

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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.

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Sponsor and status

John Garamendi

Sponsor. Representative for California's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 18, 2018
Length: 6 pages
May 18, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 18, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Congressman John Garamendi Honors World War II Merchant Marine Veterans
    — Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Sep 18, 2018

Congressman John Garamendis World War II Merchant Marine Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2018 Accrues 103 House Co-Sponsors
    — Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Jul 26, 2018

US Merchant Marine Veterans Of WW2 Have Waited 75 Years And Counting
    — Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA3] (Sponsor) on Jun 12, 2018

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May 18, 2018

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H.R. 5879 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

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