S. 1729 (98th): An original bill to provide for the striking and presentation of medals.

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Aug 3, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 13, 1983 but was never passed by the House.


Edwin “Jake” Garn

Senator from Utah


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

8/3/1983--Introduced.Authorizes the President to present, on behalf of the Congress, to Aminda Badeau Wilkins, the widow of Roy Wilkins, a gold medal in recognition of his contributions to the struggle ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 3, 1983

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Aug 3, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Sep 13, 1983
Passed Senate

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1729”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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

Related Bills

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H.R. 3240 (Related)
A bill to authorize the President of the United States to present on behalf ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 17, 1984

H.J.Res. 93 (Related)
A joint resolution to provide for the awarding of a special gold medal to ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 29, 1983

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