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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To award a Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
11/30/2016Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text of measure as passed: CR H7018)
07/09/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber
12/01/2016SenateReceived in the Senate.
11/30/2016-4:58pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/30/2016-4:58pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text of measure as passed: CR H7018)
11/30/2016-4:49pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2992.
11/30/2016-4:49pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7018-7020)
11/30/2016-4:49pmHouseMr. Huizenga (MI) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
07/09/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
07/09/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (312)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hahn, Janice [D-CA-44]* 07/09/2015
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 07/16/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 07/23/2015
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6] 07/23/2015
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large] 07/23/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 07/23/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 07/23/2015
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 07/23/2015
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 07/27/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 09/09/2015
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 09/09/2015
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-16] 09/28/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 12/10/2015
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 01/11/2016
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 01/11/2016
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 01/11/2016
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 01/11/2016
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 01/11/2016
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 01/11/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 01/11/2016
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 01/11/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 01/11/2016
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 01/11/2016
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 01/11/2016
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 01/11/2016
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53] 01/11/2016
Rep. Graham, Gwen [D-FL-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] 01/11/2016
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 01/11/2016
Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31] 01/11/2016
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 01/11/2016
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 01/11/2016
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 01/11/2016
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 01/11/2016
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 01/11/2016
Rep. Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 01/11/2016
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 01/11/2016
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 01/11/2016
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 01/11/2016
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 01/11/2016
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 01/11/2016
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-34] 01/11/2016
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 01/11/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 01/11/2016
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 01/11/2016
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 01/11/2016
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 01/11/2016
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 01/11/2016
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 01/11/2016
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 01/11/2016
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 01/11/2016
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 01/11/2016
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] 01/11/2016
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 01/11/2016
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20] 01/11/2016
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 01/11/2016
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24] 01/11/2016
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 01/11/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 01/11/2016
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 01/11/2016
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 01/11/2016
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 01/11/2016
Rep. Takai, Mark [D-HI-1] 01/11/2016
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 01/11/2016
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 01/11/2016
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 01/11/2016
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 01/11/2016
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 01/11/2016
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 01/11/2016
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48] 01/11/2016
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 01/11/2016
Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4] 01/11/2016
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 01/11/2016
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 01/11/2016
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 01/11/2016
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] 02/10/2016
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 02/10/2016
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 02/10/2016
Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2] 02/10/2016
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 02/10/2016
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 02/10/2016
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 03/01/2016
Rep. Hice, Jody B. [R-GA-10] 03/07/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6] 03/07/2016
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 03/07/2016
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 03/07/2016
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 03/07/2016
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-15] 03/07/2016
Rep. Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16] 03/07/2016
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 03/07/2016
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 03/07/2016
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 03/07/2016
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 03/07/2016
Rep. Heck, Joseph J. [R-NV-3] 03/07/2016
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] 03/07/2016
Rep. Hardy, Cresent [R-NV-4] 03/07/2016
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] 03/07/2016
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 03/07/2016
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14] 03/07/2016
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 03/07/2016
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 03/07/2016
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 03/07/2016
Rep. Walters, Mimi [R-CA-45] 03/07/2016
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2] 03/07/2016
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 03/07/2016
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 03/07/2016
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 03/07/2016
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 03/07/2016
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 03/07/2016
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 03/16/2016
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 03/16/2016
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/16/2016
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 03/16/2016
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 03/16/2016
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 03/16/2016
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 03/16/2016
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 03/16/2016
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 03/16/2016
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 03/16/2016
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 03/16/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 03/16/2016
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 03/16/2016
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 03/16/2016
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 03/16/2016
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 03/16/2016
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 03/16/2016
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/12/2016
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 04/12/2016
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 04/12/2016
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/12/2016
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 04/12/2016
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 04/12/2016
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 04/13/2016
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 04/13/2016
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 04/13/2016
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 04/13/2016
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 04/13/2016
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 04/19/2016
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 04/19/2016
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 04/19/2016
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 04/19/2016
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 04/19/2016
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 04/19/2016
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 04/19/2016
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12] 04/20/2016
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-5] 04/20/2016
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7] 04/20/2016
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 04/20/2016
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 04/20/2016
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 04/20/2016
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 04/20/2016
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-6] 04/20/2016
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 04/20/2016
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 04/20/2016
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 04/20/2016
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10] 04/20/2016
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 04/29/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 05/10/2016
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 05/23/2016
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 05/23/2016
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 05/23/2016
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 05/23/2016
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 05/23/2016
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 05/23/2016
Rep. Moolenaar, John R. [R-MI-4] 05/23/2016
Rep. Roskam, Peter J. [R-IL-6] 05/23/2016
Rep. LaHood, Darin [R-IL-18] 05/23/2016
Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] 05/23/2016
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 05/23/2016
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 05/23/2016
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 05/23/2016
Rep. Dold, Robert J. [R-IL-10] 05/23/2016
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] 05/23/2016
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 05/23/2016
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4] 05/23/2016
Rep. Zinke, Ryan K. [R-MT-At Large] 05/23/2016
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 05/23/2016
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 05/23/2016
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] 05/23/2016
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 05/23/2016
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 05/23/2016
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 05/23/2016
Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6] 05/23/2016
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 05/23/2016
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 05/23/2016
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 05/23/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 05/23/2016
Rep. Smith, Jason [R-MO-8] 05/23/2016
Rep. McHenry, Patrick T. [R-NC-10] 05/24/2016
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 05/24/2016
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 05/24/2016
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 05/24/2016
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3] 05/24/2016
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 05/24/2016
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 05/24/2016
Rep. Turner, Michael R. [R-OH-10] 05/24/2016
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 05/25/2016
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 05/25/2016
Rep. Guinta, Frank C. [R-NH-1] 05/25/2016
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 05/25/2016
Rep. Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [R-AR-1] 05/25/2016
Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19] 05/25/2016
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 05/25/2016
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] 05/25/2016
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3] 05/25/2016
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 05/25/2016
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 05/26/2016
Rep. Lummis, Cynthia M. [R-WY-At Large] 05/26/2016
Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Womack, Steve [R-AR-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 05/26/2016
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 05/26/2016
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Woodall, Rob [R-GA-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] 05/26/2016
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 05/26/2016
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 05/26/2016
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 05/26/2016
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 05/26/2016
Rep. Nunes, Devin [R-CA-22] 05/26/2016
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 05/26/2016
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 05/26/2016
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 05/26/2016
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/26/2016
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 05/26/2016
Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6] 05/26/2016
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 05/26/2016
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 06/07/2016
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 06/08/2016
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] 06/08/2016
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 06/08/2016
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 06/08/2016
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 06/08/2016
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 06/08/2016
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 06/08/2016
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 06/08/2016
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 06/08/2016
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 06/08/2016
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 06/09/2016
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] 06/09/2016
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 06/09/2016
Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1] 06/09/2016
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 06/09/2016
Rep. Hunter, Duncan D. [R-CA-50] 06/09/2016
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 06/09/2016
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 06/09/2016
Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] 06/09/2016
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] 06/10/2016
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 06/10/2016
Rep. Babin, Brian [R-TX-36] 06/10/2016
Rep. Graves, Tom [R-GA-14] 06/10/2016
Rep. Loudermilk, Barry [R-GA-11] 06/10/2016
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-42] 06/10/2016
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 06/10/2016
Rep. Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3] 06/10/2016
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 06/10/2016
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 06/10/2016
Rep. Stutzman, Marlin A. [R-IN-3] 06/10/2016
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 06/10/2016
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 06/10/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 06/10/2016
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 06/10/2016
Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23] 06/10/2016
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 06/10/2016
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/10/2016
Rep. Roby, Martha [R-AL-2] 06/10/2016
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 06/14/2016
Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4] 06/22/2016
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 06/22/2016
Rep. Jolly, David W. [R-FL-13] 06/22/2016
Rep. Russell, Steve [R-OK-5] 06/22/2016
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 07/11/2016
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/08/2016
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 09/08/2016
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 11/14/2016
Rep. Duffy, Sean P. [R-WI-7] 11/14/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Financial Services07/09/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (11/30/2016)

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Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act

(Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a single gold medal to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II, in recognition of their dedicated and vital service during World War II.

Following its award the medal shall be given to the American Merchant Marine Museum where it will be available for display and research.