Text: H.R.5258 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[H.R. 5258 Introduced in House (IH)]







106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5258

  To authorize the President to present a gold medal on behalf of the 
     Congress to Lance Armstrong in recognition of his outstanding 
performance as two-time winner of the Tour de France and his courageous 
                      spirit in overcoming cancer.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 21, 2000

  Mrs. Myrick (for herself and Mr. Doggett) introduced the following 
  bill; which was referred to the Committee on Banking and Financial 
                                Services

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                                 A BILL


 
  To authorize the President to present a gold medal on behalf of the 
     Congress to Lance Armstrong in recognition of his outstanding 
performance as two-time winner of the Tour de France and his courageous 
                      spirit in overcoming cancer.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Lance Armstrong Congressional Gold 
Medal Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) The Tour de France bicycle race is among the most 
        demanding of individual athletic events.
            (2) In winning the 1999 and 2000 Tour de France after 
        developing and recovering from cancer, Lance Armstrong made one 
        of the most incredible comebacks in sports history.
            (3) Lance Armstrong has demonstrated courage and 
        perseverance to become the only cancer survivor to win the Tour 
        de France.
            (4) Lance Armstrong has dedicated his time and resources to 
        fund research to cure cancer and established the Lance 
        Armstrong Foundation so that his efforts to help others with 
        cancer will outlive his cycling career.
            (5) Lance Armstrong has honored the Nation with his 
        courageous cycling performance and his commitment to fighting 
        cancer through awareness, education, and research.

SEC. 3. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

    (a) Presentation Authorized.--The President is authorized to 
present, on behalf of the Congress, a gold medal of appropriate design 
to Lance Armstrong in recognition of his outstanding performance as 
two-time winner of the Tour de France and his courageous spirit in 
overcoming cancer.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purpose 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.

SEC. 4. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the 
Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal 
struck under section 3 at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the 
bronze medals (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and 
overhead expenses) and the cost of the gold medal.

SEC. 5. NATIONAL MEDALS.

    The medals struck under this Act are national medals for purposes 
of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.

SEC. 6. FUNDING AND PROCEEDS OF SALE.

    (a) Authorization.--There is hereby authorized to be charged 
against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund an amount not to 
exceed $30,000 to pay for the cost of the medals authorized by this 
Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals under section 4 shall be deposited in the United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
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