Summary: H.R.1396 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House (09/19/2019)

Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

(Sec. 3) This bill requires the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President pro tempore of the Senate to arrange for the presentation of

  • one Congressional Gold Medal to Katherine Johnson, in recognition of her service to the United States as a mathematician;
  • one Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Christine Darden, for her service to the United States as an aeronautical engineer;
  • two Congressional Gold Medals in commemoration of the lives of Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, in recognition of their service to the United States during the Space Race; and
  • one Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of all the women who served as computers, mathematicians, and engineers at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) between the 1930s and the 1970s.

(Sec. 4) The Department of the Treasury may strike and sell bronze duplicates of these medals.