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H.R. 6681: Aretha Franklin Congressional Gold Medal Act

About the bill

Should Aretha Franklin receive a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal?

Context

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor that Congress can bestow on an individual. The very first one ever bestowed went to none other than George Washington.

In recent years, recent honorees have included former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole last December, Filipino veterans of World War II last October, and the “Monuments Men” who saved priceless works of art from getting destroyed during World War II.

The award has gone to 19 entertainers over time. The first was ...

Sponsor and status

Brenda Lawrence

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 24, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Aug 24, 2018

Status:

Introduced on Aug 24, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 24, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Aug 24, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Pending
 
Ordered Reported

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

H.R. 6681 is 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.

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