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


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Summary (CRS)
5/5/1977--Introduced.Revises eligibility standards for receiving the gold star lapel button. Read more >
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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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May 5, 1977
Passed House
Oct 17, 1977


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