H.R.2672 - To award a congressional gold medal to Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] (Introduced 06/18/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/15/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and Coinage. (All Actions)|
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HR 2672 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2672 To award a congressional gold medal to Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 18, 1991 Mr. ROE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs A BILL To award a congressional gold medal to Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney. 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) under the gallant leadership of Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney the United States and coalition armed forces of Operation Desert Storm successfully liberated the nation of Kuwait pursuant to United Nations resolutions; (2) the United States and coalition forces under the leadership of Secretary Cheney quickly, decisively, and completely defeated the 4th largest ground army in the world, while minimizing coalition casualties and collateral civilian damage; (3) the United States and coalition forces under the leadership of Secretary Cheney 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) Secretary Cheney, together with his able staff and subordinate commanders, has directed the men and women of the United States Armed Forces 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 Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney a gold medal of appropriate design, in recognition of his exemplary performance as a leader in coordinating the planning, strategy, and execution of combat action by United States Armed Forces which led to the liberation of Kuwait. (b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- For purposes of the presentation referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the `Secretary') shall strike a gold medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATION- Effective October 1, 1991, there are authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $30,000 to carry out this section. SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS. (a) STRIKING AND SALE- The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal struck pursuant to section 2 under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, 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. (b) REIMBURSEMENT OF APPROPRIATION- The appropriation used to carry out section 2 shall be reimbursed out of the proceeds of sales under subsection (a). SEC. 4. NATIONAL MEDALS. The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.