S.2408 - Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bingaman, Jeff [D-NM] (Introduced 04/12/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/12/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2408 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
Honoring the Navajo Code Talkers Act - Authorizes the President to: (1) present to each of the original twenty-nine Navajo Code Talkers or a surviving family member, on behalf of Congress, a gold medal honoring the Navajo Code Talkers; and (2) award to each man who qualified as a Navajo Code Talker (MOS 642) or a surviving family member a silver medal. Provides that such medals are to express recognition by the United States and its citizens in honoring the Navajo Code Talkers who distinguished themselves in performing a unique, highly successful communications operation that greatly assisted in saving countless lives and in hastening the end of World War II in the Pacific.
Introduced in Senate (04/12/2000)
Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell bronze duplicates.