H.R.671 - To award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Freedom Riders, collectively, in recognition of their unique contribution to Civil Rights, which inspired a revolutionary movement for equality in interstate travel.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 02/03/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/03/2015 Referred to House Administration (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.671 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/03/2015)
Directs the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of a Congressional Gold Medal to the Freedom Riders in recognition of their contribution to civil rights, which inspired a movement to equality in interstate travel.
Requires such medal to be given to the Smithsonian Institution to be available for display and research. Expresses the sense of Congress that the medal should be made available for display elsewhere, particularly at locations associated with the Freedom Riders.