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S. 239 (116th): Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019

A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of Christa McAuliffe.

Sponsor and status

Jeanne Shaheen

Sponsor. Senator for New Hampshire. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 24, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Jan 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 2019

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 2019.

Pub.L. 116-65

83 Cosponsors (45 Republicans, 37 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

My Votes – September 16
    — Rep. Cathy Anne McMorris Rodgers [R-WA5] on Sep 20, 2019

Upton issues statement after President Trump signs Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019
    — Rep. Fred Upton [R-MI6] on Oct 9, 2019

the daily leader: thursday, september 19, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Sep 18, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 239 will add $3 million in new spending through 2029.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 500: Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019

Introduced on Jan 11, 2019. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Jan 28, 2019

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

Jul 9, 2019
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Sep 19, 2019
Passed House

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 voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 9, 2019
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 239 (116th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 239. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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