S.527 - A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or in the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March in March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] (Introduced 02/12/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/27/2015 Held at the desk. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.431, which became Public Law 114-5 on 3/7/2015.|
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Summary: S.527 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (02/26/2015)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate reported version is repeated here.)
(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal to the Foot Soldiers who participated in Bloody Sunday, Turnaround Tuesday, or the final Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March during March of 1965, which served as a catalyst for the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
(Sec. 4) The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals.