Text: H.R.6084 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 6084 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6084

 To award a congressional gold medal to Greg Mortenson, in recognition 
            of his humanitarian work in Asia and elsewhere.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            August 10, 2010

 Mrs. Bono Mack (for herself, Mr. Mack, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Thompson 
of California, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Yarmuth, Mr. Putnam, Mr. 
 Paulsen, Mr. Schock, Mr. Ryan of Wisconsin, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mrs. 
  Lummis, Mr. Dent, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Terry, Mr. Bachus, Ms. 
 DeGette, Mr. Holt, Mr. Petri, Mr. Royce, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. King of 
Iowa, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Serrano, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Shuster, 
Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mr. 
  Chaffetz, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mr. Turner, Mr. Farr, Mrs. Schmidt, Ms. 
  Schakowsky, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Engel, and Mr. McCaul) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial 
                                Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To award a congressional gold medal to Greg Mortenson, in recognition 
            of his humanitarian work in Asia and elsewhere.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) Greg Mortenson has worked tirelessly to build schools 
        in rural areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan for children, 
        especially girls, for over 15 years.
            (2) Greg Mortenson has uniquely worked with local village 
        and tribal leaders to develop schools in a community-led manner 
        that respects local customs.
            (3) Greg Mortenson has promoted education as a key to 
        building peace in the Middle East.
            (4) Greg Mortenson has overcome great adversity to continue 
        his important life work of promoting education in Pakistan and 
        Afghanistan.
            (5) Greg Mortenson established the Central Asian Institute 
        in 1996, to assist in promoting public health and conservation 
        in northern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia.
            (6) Greg Mortenson established the Pennies for Peace 
        program to educate American children on the world and how they 
        can make a positive impact ``one penny at a time''.
            (7) Greg Mortenson has received many prestigious honors and 
        awards, including Pakistan's highest civil award, the Sitara-e-
        Pakistan (``Star of Pakistan''), for his humanitarian efforts.
            (8) Greg Mortenson has earned global recognition for his 
        peace-building, humanitarian efforts, especially through his 
        best selling non-fiction book, ``Three Cups of Tea'', and his 
        new book, ``Stones into Schools''.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

    (a) Presentation Authorized.--The Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make 
appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of the 
Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design to Greg Mortenson, in 
recognition of his humanitarian work in Asia and elsewhere.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For purposes of the presentation referred 
to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter in this 
Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal with 
suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the 
Secretary.

SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold 
medal struck pursuant to section 2, under such regulations as the 
Secretary may prescribe, at a price sufficient to cover the cost 
thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and 
overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.

SEC. 4. STATUS OF MEDALS.

    (a) National Medals.--The medals struck pursuant to this Act are 
national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States 
Code.
    (b) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of sections 5134 and 5136 of 
title 31, United States Code, all medals struck under this Act shall be 
considered to be numismatic items.

SEC. 5. AUTHORITY TO USE FUND AMOUNTS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.

    (a) Authority To Use Fund Amounts.--There are authorized to be 
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund, such 
amounts as may be necessary to pay for the costs of the medals struck 
pursuant to this Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals authorized under section 3 shall be deposited into the 
United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
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