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H.R. 4867: General James N. Mattis Congressional Gold Medal Act

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Should Jim Mattis receive the top honor Congress can give?


The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor that the legislative branch can bestow. Among its most famous recipients are Neil Armstrong, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Pope John Paul II, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Jackie Robinson and 11-year-old Roland Boucher, who saved four friends from drowning in a Vermont lake.

President Trump’s first Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has been widely praised across the political spectrum for “containing” some of Trump’s more impulsive instincts. Mattis had publicly broken with Trump on several issues related to the military, including a troop reduction in Afghanistan, a ban on transgender people openly serving, and the creation of a Space Force branch ...

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Dan Newhouse

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Oct 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 28, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 28, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Oct 28, 2019

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