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.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tancredo, Thomas G. [R-CO-6] (Introduced 09/20/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/04/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy, Technology and Economic Growth. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 2917 Introduced in House (IH)] 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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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. <all>