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H.R. 2226: Remove the Stain Act

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To rescind each Medal of Honor awarded for acts at Wounded Knee Creek on December 29, 1890, and for other purposes.

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Kaialiʻi Kahele

Sponsor. Representative for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Mar 26, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Mar 26, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 26, 2021. 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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20 Cosponsors (20 Democrats)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Buchanan Introduces Bill to Reduce Access to Deadly Synthetic Drugs
    — Rep. Vern Buchanan [R-FL16] on May 17, 2021

Senators Warren, Merkley, and Congressman Kahele Urge Armed Services Leaders to Retain Measure to Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded to the Perpetrators of the Wounded Knee Massacre
    — Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] on Nov 30, 2021

Warren, Merkley, Kahele Lead Bicameral Letter Urging Biden to Rescind Medals of Honor Awarded to Soldiers who Perpetrated Wounded Knee Massacre
    — Sen. Elizabeth Warren [D-MA] on Nov 3, 2021

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Mar 26, 2021

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