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S. 802 (115th): Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act

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A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby in recognition of his achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the Armed Forces during World War II.

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Sponsor and status

Sherrod Brown

Sponsor. Senator for Ohio. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 3, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Apr 3, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
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This bill was enacted as:

H.R. 1861: Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 17, 2018. (compare text)

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What legislators are saying

Menendez, Booker, Pascrell Celebrate House Approval of Congressional Gold Medal to Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 10, 2018

Renacci, Pascrell Celebrate Senate Passage of Congressional Gold Medal to Baseball Pioneer Larry Doby
    — Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] on Dec 6, 2018

Pascrell Hails Awarding of Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Rights Pioneer Larry Doby
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] on Dec 17, 2018

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Apr 3, 2017

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S. 802 (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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