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H.R. 2249 (116th): World War I Valor Medals Review Act

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To require the review of the service of certain members of the Armed Forces during World War I to determine if such members should be awarded the Medal of Honor, to authorize the award of the Medal of Honor based on the results of the review, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

French Hill

Sponsor. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Apr 10, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
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This bill was incorporated into:

S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)

34 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 14 Democrats, 1 Independent)


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Hill Secures Multiple Victories for Arkansas in FY20 National Defense Bill
    — Rep. French Hill [R-AR2] (Sponsor) on Dec 11, 2019

Graves Helps Introduce WWI Valor Medals Review Act to Honor Unrecognized Minority Veterans
    — Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 18, 2019

Congressman Cleaver Announces Bipartisan WWI Valor Medals Review Act With Reps. Hill, Graves, and Houlahan
    — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO5] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 18, 2019

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Apr 10, 2019

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H.R. 2249 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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