H.R. 6966 (95th): A bill to amend title 10 of the United States Code to provide a more equitable standard for awarding the gold star lapel button.


May 5, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 17, 1977 but was never passed by the Senate.


James Hanley

Representative for New York's 32nd congressional district


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

5/5/1977--Introduced.Revises eligibility standards for receiving the gold star lapel button. Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 5, 1977

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 17, 1977
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6966”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3537 (94th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 21, 1975

H.R. 7159 (96th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 1980

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