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S. 1050 (115th): Chinese-American World War II Veteran Congressional Gold Medal Act

A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the Chinese-American Veterans of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.

Sponsor and status

Tammy Duckworth

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2018
Length: 4 pages
May 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-337

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Duckworth, Cochran, Hirono Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Service and Sacrifice of Chinese-American Veterans During WWII
    — Sen. Tammy Duckworth [D-IL] (Sponsor) on Sep 14, 2017

senators offer bill recognizing wwii service of chinese american veterans
    — Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 9, 2017

Rep. Royce Bill Honoring Chinese American WWII Veterans Signed Into Law
    — Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018] on Dec 21, 2018

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2358: Chinese American World War II Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Act

Introduced on May 4, 2017. 82% incorporated. (compare text)


May 4, 2017

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

Sep 12, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 12, 2018
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 20, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1050 (115th) was 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.

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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