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Short Titles as Enacted

Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2007

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Official Title as Introduced

To require the issuance of medals to recognize the dedication and valor of Native American code talkers.

Actions Overview (6)

10/15/2008Became Public Law No: 110-420. (TXT | PDF)
10/15/2008Signed by President.
10/06/2008Presented to President.
09/30/2008Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S10183)
09/25/2008Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
12/13/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber
10/15/2008Became Public Law No: 110-420. (TXT | PDF)
10/15/2008Signed by President.
10/06/2008HousePresented to President.
10/01/2008SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/30/2008SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S10183)
09/25/2008SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
09/25/2008-12:17pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/25/2008-12:17pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/25/2008-12:16pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
09/23/2008-9:58pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mrs. Capito objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
09/23/2008-9:41pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4544.
09/23/2008-9:41pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8696-8699; text of measure as introduced: CR H8696)
09/23/2008-9:41pmHouseMr. Gutierrez moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/28/2008HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
12/13/2007HouseReferred to House Administration
12/13/2007HouseReferred to House Financial Services
12/13/2007HouseReferred to the Committee on Financial Services, and in addition to the Committee on House Administration, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
12/13/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (300)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Barrow, John [D-GA-12]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Boyda, Nancy E. [D-KS-2]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Fallin, Mary [R-OK-5]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3]* 12/13/2007
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 12/17/2007
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 12/17/2007
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 12/17/2007
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 12/17/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 12/17/2007
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-45] 12/17/2007
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 12/17/2007
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29] 12/17/2007
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 12/17/2007
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 12/17/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 12/17/2007
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 12/17/2007
Rep. Renzi, Rick [R-AZ-1] 12/18/2007
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 12/18/2007
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 12/18/2007
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28] 12/18/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 12/18/2007
Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3] 12/18/2007
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 12/18/2007
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 12/19/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] 12/19/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4] 12/19/2007
Rep. Ellsworth, Brad [D-IN-8] 12/19/2007
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 12/19/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 12/19/2007
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6] 12/19/2007
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 12/19/2007
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 12/19/2007
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 12/19/2007
Rep. Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 12/19/2007
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8] 12/19/2007
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 12/19/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 12/19/2007
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 12/19/2007
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] 12/19/2007
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 12/19/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] 12/19/2007
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 12/19/2007
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 12/19/2007
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-41] 01/15/2008
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 01/15/2008
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 01/15/2008
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46] 01/15/2008
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 01/15/2008
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 01/15/2008
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 01/15/2008
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] 01/15/2008
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32] 01/15/2008
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 01/15/2008
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 01/16/2008
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 01/16/2008
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 01/16/2008
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 01/16/2008
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 01/16/2008
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/23/2008
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 01/23/2008
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 01/23/2008
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 01/23/2008
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 01/29/2008
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 02/14/2008
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3] 02/26/2008
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 03/10/2008
Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1] 03/10/2008
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 03/12/2008
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 04/01/2008
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 04/02/2008
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 04/03/2008
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 04/08/2008
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2] 04/17/2008
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 04/17/2008
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 04/17/2008
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 04/17/2008
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24] 04/17/2008
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 04/22/2008
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 04/22/2008
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 04/24/2008
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 04/24/2008
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 04/24/2008
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 04/29/2008
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 04/29/2008
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 04/30/2008
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4] 05/01/2008
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 05/06/2008
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9] 05/07/2008
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 05/13/2008
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 05/13/2008
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 05/14/2008
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 05/15/2008
Rep. Bean, Melissa L. [D-IL-8] 05/21/2008
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 05/21/2008
Rep. Childers, Travis [D-MS-1] 05/21/2008
Rep. Cazayoux, Donald J., Jr. [D-LA-6] 05/21/2008
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 05/21/2008
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 05/21/2008
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 06/03/2008
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 06/03/2008
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 06/03/2008
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 06/03/2008
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 06/04/2008
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2] 06/04/2008
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3] 06/04/2008
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23] 06/04/2008
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17] 06/05/2008
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] 06/05/2008
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 06/05/2008
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 06/05/2008
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 06/10/2008
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 06/10/2008
Rep. Culberson, John Abney [R-TX-7] 06/10/2008
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-14] 06/11/2008
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 06/19/2008
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 06/19/2008
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 06/19/2008
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] 06/19/2008
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 06/19/2008
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2] 06/19/2008
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 06/19/2008
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 06/19/2008
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 06/19/2008
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12] 06/19/2008
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 06/19/2008
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 06/23/2008
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2] 06/23/2008
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17] 06/23/2008
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13] 06/23/2008
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 06/23/2008
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] 06/23/2008
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-50] 06/25/2008
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18] 06/25/2008
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7] 07/08/2008
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19] 07/08/2008
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 07/08/2008
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/08/2008
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 07/08/2008
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 07/09/2008
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 07/09/2008
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 07/10/2008
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 07/10/2008
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 07/10/2008
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 07/10/2008
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 07/14/2008
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 07/14/2008
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6] 07/14/2008
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 07/14/2008
Rep. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY-20] 07/14/2008
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 07/14/2008
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 07/14/2008
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 07/14/2008
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 07/15/2008
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 07/15/2008
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17] 07/15/2008
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 07/16/2008
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6] 07/16/2008
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8] 07/16/2008
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 07/16/2008
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] 07/16/2008
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 07/16/2008
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 07/16/2008
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10] 07/16/2008
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 07/16/2008
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 07/16/2008
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 07/16/2008
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 07/17/2008
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 07/17/2008
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4] 07/17/2008
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11] 07/17/2008
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 07/22/2008
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 07/22/2008
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 07/22/2008
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 07/22/2008
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 07/22/2008
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 07/22/2008
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30] 07/22/2008
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 07/22/2008
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 07/22/2008
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 07/22/2008
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 07/22/2008
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 07/22/2008
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18] 07/22/2008
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22] 07/23/2008
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 07/23/2008
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 07/24/2008
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 07/24/2008
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 07/24/2008
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5] 07/24/2008
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 07/24/2008
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 07/24/2008
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 07/24/2008
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24] 07/24/2008
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 07/24/2008
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 07/24/2008
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 07/24/2008
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 07/29/2008
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-22] 07/29/2008
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 07/29/2008
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 07/29/2008
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 07/29/2008
Rep. Fortuno, Luis G. [R-PR-At Large] 07/29/2008
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3] 07/30/2008
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1] 07/30/2008
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20] 07/30/2008
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 07/30/2008
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4] 07/30/2008
Rep. Feeney, Tom [R-FL-24] 07/30/2008
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 07/30/2008
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 07/30/2008
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 07/31/2008
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 07/31/2008
Rep. Sali, Bill [R-ID-1] 07/31/2008
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 07/31/2008
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 07/31/2008
Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-48] 07/31/2008
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 07/31/2008
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 07/31/2008
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 07/31/2008
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 07/31/2008
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52] 07/31/2008
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4] 07/31/2008
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 07/31/2008
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-8] 08/01/2008
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 08/01/2008
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 08/01/2008
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11] 08/01/2008
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4] 08/01/2008
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 08/01/2008
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 09/10/2008
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 09/10/2008
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 09/10/2008
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 09/10/2008
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 09/10/2008
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 09/10/2008
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 09/10/2008
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 09/10/2008
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 09/10/2008
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 09/10/2008
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 09/10/2008
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13] 09/10/2008
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8] 09/10/2008
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 09/10/2008
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 09/10/2008
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13] 09/10/2008
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 09/10/2008
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 09/10/2008
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32] 09/10/2008
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1] 09/10/2008
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 09/10/2008
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 09/10/2008
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 09/10/2008
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 09/10/2008
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17] 09/10/2008
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] 09/10/2008
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 09/10/2008
Rep. Mahoney, Tim [D-FL-16] 09/10/2008
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 09/10/2008
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 09/10/2008
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] 09/10/2008
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8] 09/10/2008
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-5] 09/10/2008
Rep. Bachmann, Michele [R-MN-6] 09/10/2008
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 09/10/2008
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 09/10/2008
Rep. Heller, Dean [R-NV-2] 09/10/2008
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-21] 09/10/2008
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 09/15/2008
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 09/15/2008
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 09/15/2008
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27] 09/15/2008
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 09/18/2008
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1] 09/18/2008
Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-22] 09/18/2008
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 09/22/2008
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large] 09/22/2008
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 09/22/2008

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Financial Services12/13/2007 Referred to
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology03/28/2008 Referred to
House Administration12/13/2007 Referred to

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Public Law No: 110-420 (10/15/2008)

Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008 - Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award of gold medals (to be maintained by the Smithsonian Institution) to recognize the service of Native American code talkers during World War I and World War II. Defines "code talker" as a Native American who served in the Armed Forces during a foreign conflict and who transmitted secret coded messages for tactical military operations during World War I and World War II using native tribal language.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury: (1) in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and Indian tribes, to identify each Native American tribe, with the exception of the Navajo Nation, that had a member serve as a Native American code talker; (2) to provide a list of such code talkers to the Smithsonian Institution; (3) to design and strike the gold medals to be awarded; and (4) to strike silver duplicate medals for such code talkers or their next of kin or personal representatives. Authorizes the Secretary to strike and sell bronze duplicate medals to pay for the cost of the gold and silver medals.

Directs the Smithsonian Institution to accept and maintain the gold medals awarded on behalf of the code talkers. Encourages the Smithsonian Institution to create a standing exhibit for Native American code talkers or Native American veterans.

Authorizes payment from the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund for the cost of medals struck pursuant to this Act.