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107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2917

 To authorize the President to award gold medals on behalf of Congress 
 to the people aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who helped resist the 
          hijackers and caused the plane to crash prematurely.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 20, 2001

  Mr. Tancredo (for himself, Mrs. Roukema, Mr. Holt, Mr. Murtha, Mr. 
  Ferguson, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. 
Hilliard, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Payne, Ms. Lee, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Skeen, Mr. 
 Hastings of Florida, Mrs. Thurman, Mr. Etheridge, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. 
 Ehrlich, Mr. Carson of Oklahoma, Mr. Weller, Mr. Platts, Ms. Kaptur, 
  Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Mr. English, Mr. Graves, Mr. Rangel, Mr. 
   Baird, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Stark, and Mr. 
   Stearns) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                    Committee on Financial Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To authorize the President to award gold medals on behalf of Congress 
 to the people aboard United Airlines Flight 93 who helped resist the 
          hijackers and caused the plane to crash prematurely.

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

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:
            (1) On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93, 
        piloted by Captain James Dahl, departed from Newark 
        International Airport at 8:01 a.m. on its scheduled route to 
        San Francisco, California, with 7 crew members and 38 
        passengers on board.
            (2) Shortly after departure, United Airlines Flight 93 was 
        hijacked by terrorists.
            (3) At 10:37 a.m. United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near 
        Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
            (4) Evidence indicates that people aboard United Airlines 
        Flight 93 learned that other hijacked planes had been used to 
        attack the World Trade Center in New York City and resisted the 
        actions of the hijackers on board.
            (5) The effort to resist the hijackers aboard United 
        Airlines Flight 93 appears to have caused the plane to crash 
        prematurely, potentially saving hundreds or thousands of lives 
        and preventing the destruction of the White House, the Capitol, 
        or another important symbol of freedom and democracy.
            (6) The leaders of the resistance aboard United Airlines 
        Flight 93 demonstrated exceptional bravery, valor, and 
        patriotism, and are worthy of the appreciation of the people of 
        the United States.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS.

    (a) Presentation Authorized.--The President is authorized to award 
posthumously, on behalf of Congress and in recognition of heroic 
service to the Nation, gold medals of appropriate design to--
            (1) Jeremy Glick, Todd Beamer, Thomas Burnett, Jr., and 
        Mark Bingham; and
            (2) other passengers or crew members on board United 
        Airlines Flight 93 who are identified by the Attorney General 
        as having aided in the effort to resist the hijackers on board 
        the plane.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purpose of the presentation 
referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter 
in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike gold medals 
of a single design with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to 
be determined by the Secretary.

SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, the 
Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medals 
struck under section 2 at a price sufficient to cover the cost of the 
bronze medals (including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and 
overhead expenses) and the cost of the gold medals.

SEC. 4. NATIONAL MEDALS.

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

SEC. 5. FUNDING AND PROCEEDS OF SALE.

    (a) Authorization.--There are authorized to be charged against the 
United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund such sums as may be necessary 
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 3 shall be deposited in the United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
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