Summary: H.R.1259 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 109-213 (04/11/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on February 28, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal collectively to the Tuskegee Airmen in recognition of their unique military record, which inspired revolutionary reform in the Armed Forces. Directs that, after such award, the medal be displayed at the Smithsonian Institution. Expresses the sense of Congress that such Institution should make the medal available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations associated with the Airmen.

Provides funding from the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund to cover the cost of duplicate medals authorized for sale.