Text: H.R.1296 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 1296 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 1296
To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress
to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and to provide for the production of bronze
duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 6, 1991
Mr. HUTTO introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee
on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs
A BILL
To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of the Congress
to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and to provide for the production of bronze
duplicates of such medal for sale to the public.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
  The Congress finds that--
  (1) General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Commander-in-Chief, United States Central
  Command, has valiantly directed United States and coalition armed forces
  in Operation Desert Storm culminating in the successful liberation of the
  nation of Kuwait pursuant to United Nations resolutions;
  (2) the United States and coalition forces under the command of General
  Schwarzkopf quickly, decisively, and completely defeated the fourth
  largest ground army in the world, while minimizing coalition casualties
  and collateral civilian damage;
  (3) the United States and coalition forces under the command of General
  Schwarzkopf achieved the correct and justified objectives established by
  the President and the heads of State and governments of coalition forces;
  (4) the victory of United States and coalition forces successfully liberated
  the people of Kuwait; leading to greater stability and order in the region;
  (5) the logistics train established to support Operation Desert Storm was
  fundamental to the success of the coalition effort; and
  (6)  General Schwarzkopf, together with his able staff and subordinate
  commanders, has led the men and women of the Armed Forces of the United
  States in an achievement unparalleled in United States military history.
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
  (a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED- The President is authorized to present, on
  behalf of the Congress, to General H. Norman Schwarzkopf a  gold medal
  of appropriate design in recognition of his exemplary performance as a
  military leader in coordinating the planning, stretegy, and execution
  of the United States combat action and his invaluable contributions to
  the United States and to the liberation of Kuwait as Commander-in-Chief,
  United States Central Command.
  (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- For purposes of the presentation referred to
  in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter referred to
  in this Act as the `Secretary') shall strike a gold medal with suitable
  emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary.
SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
  The Secretary may strike bronze duplicates of the gold medal struck pursuant
  to section 2, under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, and
  may sell such bronze duplicates at a price sufficient to cover the cost
  thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and overhead
  expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.
SEC. 4. NATIONAL MEDALS.
  Medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes of
  chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
SEC. 5. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.
  (a) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated
  not to exceed $30,000 to carry out section 2.
  (b) PROCEEDS OF SALES- Amounts received from sales of duplicate bronze
  medals under section 3 shall be credited to the appropriation made pursuant
  to the authorization provided in subsection (a).