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S. 743: Merrill’s Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act

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A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the soldiers of the 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), commonly known as "Merrill's Marauders", in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service in the jungles of Burma during World War II.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

John “Johnny” Isakson

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Georgia. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Mar 12, 2019

Introduced on Mar 12, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 12, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Isakson Recognizes Merrills Marauders on 75th Anniversary of Groups Disbanding
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA] (Sponsor) on Aug 9, 2019

Markey Joins Isakson to Reintroduce Legislation to Honor WWII Army Rangers
    — Sen. Edward “Ed” Markey [D-MA] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 15, 2019

Isakson Meets with 'Merrills Marauders' World War II Veterans
    — Sen. John “Johnny” Isakson [R-GA] (Sponsor) on May 8, 2019

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Mar 12, 2019

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S. 743 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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