A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to members of the Armed Forces who fought in defense of Guam, Wake Island, and the Philippine Archipelago between December 7, 1941 and May 10, 1942, and who died or were imprisoned by the Japanese military in the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Wake Island, and Guam from April 9, 1942 until September 2, 1945, in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service to the United States.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on February 27, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Feb 27, 2017
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S. 450 (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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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