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.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hutto, Earl [D-FL-1] (Introduced 03/06/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/15/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage. (All Actions)|
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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).