skip to main content

H.R. 1396: Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

To award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and to award a Congressional Gold Medal to honor all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race.

Sponsor and status

Eddie Johnson

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 30th congressional district. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Feb 27, 2019
116th Congress, 2019–2021
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 8, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 8, 2019.

Law
Pub.L. 116-68
Source

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 590: Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

Passed Senate (House next) on Mar 27, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Feb 27, 2019
 
Introduced

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

Sep 19, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Oct 17, 2019
 
Passed Senate

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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 8, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 8, 2019
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1396 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.R. 1396 — 116th Congress: Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2019. November 13, 2019 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1396>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from Congress.gov, the official portal of the United States Congress. Congress.gov is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.