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S. 452: Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, in recognition of his extraordinary contributions and commitment to hockey, inclusion, and recreational opportunity.

Sponsor and status

Debbie Stabenow

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Michigan. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 20, 2022
Length: 3 pages
Feb 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 31, 2022

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 31, 2022.

Pub.L. 117-84

68 Cosponsors (45 Democrats, 22 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Heres how the lawmakers who represent Centre County in Congress voted Jan. 14-20
    — Rep. Fred Keller [R-PA12] on Jan 24, 2022

THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS - January 21, 2022
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] on Jan 24, 2022

Higgins Announces Passage of Legislation Honoring Hockey Legend Willie ORee
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on Jan 19, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 452 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 2249: Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

Introduced on Mar 26, 2021. 99% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 25, 2021

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

Jul 27, 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.

Jan 14, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Jan 19, 2022
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.

Jan 31, 2022
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 452 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. 452. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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