Text: H.R.2672 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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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.