H.R.2598 - To grant a Congressional Gold Medal to American military personnel who fought in defense of Bataan/Corregidor/Luzon between December 7, 1941 and May 6, 1942.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM-1] (Introduced 05/21/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||05/21/2009 Referred 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.|
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Summary: H.R.2598 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/21/2009)
Authorizes the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to collectively honor the American soldiers who were prisoners of war at Bataan/Corregidor/Luzon during World War II, in recognition of their personal sacrifice and service to their country. Provides for the Medal's display at the Smithsonian Institution.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Medal should be made available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations associated with those who fought in defense of Bataan/Corregidor/Luzon and the prisoners of war.