S.2681 - Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] (Introduced 02/29/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/29/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.4544, which became Public Law 110-420 on 10/15/2008.|
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Summary: S.2681 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/29/2008)
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 in recognition of the service of Native American code talkers of specified Indian tribes. Defines "code talker" as a Native American who served in the Armed Forces during a foreign conflict and who participated in miliatary communications using a native language.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and Indian tribes, to identify Native American code talkers eligible for a gold medal.