Summary: H.R.1057 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1057. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/02/2005)

True American Heroes Act of 2005 - Directs the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make arrangements for the presentation on behalf of the Congress of a single gold medal on the 5th anniversary of September 11, 2001, in the name of the unknown officer, worker, employee, passenger, or crew member, who was the first to die that day: (1) in the attack on the World Trade Center in New York City; (2) on board United Airlines Flight 93; and (3) in the attack on the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Requires such presentation to be made to an appropriate representative of all such officers, emergency workers, employees, and other individuals for permanent public display in the Smithsonian Institution.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to strike additional duplicates in silver of such gold medal for permanent public display at: (1) a memorial at the site of the World Trade Center attacks; (2) the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and (3) a memorial at the site of the Pentagon attack.

Lists sites for permanent display of silver duplicates presented on behalf of responders, resistors aboard Flight 93, and Government workers who responded to and perished in the Pentagon attack.

Instructs the Secretary to mint and issue $50 gold coins, $1 silver coins; and half dollar clad coins in commemoration of the Spirit of America.

Directs the Secretary to mint and issue $50 gold coins equal to the number of innocent individuals confirmed or presumed to have been killed as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

States that the design of such coins shall be emblematic of the tragic events that occurred at the Pentagon, in New York City, and in Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001.

Sets forth surcharges on the sale of such coins.