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S. 35: Officer Eugene Goodman Congressional Gold Medal Act

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A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Officer Eugene Goodman.

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Sponsor and status

Chris Van Hollen

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Maryland. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2021
Length: 6 pages
Jan 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed Senate (House next) on Feb 12, 2021

This bill passed in the Senate on February 12, 2021 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


72 Cosponsors (46 Democrats, 24 Republicans, 2 Independents)

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

Position statements

What legislators are saying

[VIDEO] ICYMI: Sen. Coons introduces and questions Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, nominee for US Ambassador to the UN
    — Sen. Christopher Coons [D-DE] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 29, 2021

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    — Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 31, 2022

Congressman Griffith's Weekly E-Newsletter 9.12.22
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] on Sep 12, 2022

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Jan 22, 2021

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Feb 12, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

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

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Signed by the President

S. 35 is 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. 35. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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