S.1695 - A bill to authorize the award of a Congressional gold medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Burris, Roland [D-IL] (Introduced 09/23/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/23/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.|
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Summary: S.1695 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/23/2009)
Authorizes the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to collectively honor the Montford Point Marines, United States Marine Corps, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II. (Camp Montford Point, North Carolina, was the site for the training of the first African-American Marines.)
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 the Montford Point Marines.
Permits the Secretary of the Treasury to strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold medal, at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the medals.