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H.R. 1179 (117th): Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act

To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the former hostages of the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979-1981, highlighting their resilience throughout the unprecedented ordeal which they lived through and the national unity it produced, marking four decades since their 444 days in captivity, and recognizing their sacrifice to our country.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Thomas Suozzi

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2607: Iran Hostages Congressional Gold Medal Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2022. (compare text)
Cosponsors

298 Cosponsors (181 Democrats, 117 Republicans)

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History

Feb 18, 2021
 
Introduced

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H.R. 1179 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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