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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 5173

To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish 
 a commemorative work in the District of Columbia or its environs, and 
                          for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 19, 2019

   Mr. Veasey (for himself, Mr. Wright, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Curtis, Mr. 
   Gonzalez of Texas, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Jackson Lee, Ms. Granger, Ms. 
Houlahan, Mr. Gooden, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Babin, Mr. Crenshaw, 
  Mr. Vela, Mr. Reschenthaler, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mr. Allred, and Mr. 
    Olson) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
  Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on 
   Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To authorize the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation to establish 
 a commemorative work in the District of Columbia or its environs, and 
                          for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION TO ESTABLISH COMMEMORATIVE WORK.

    (a) In General.--The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation may 
establish a commemorative work on Federal land in the District of 
Columbia and its environs to honor members of the Armed Forces who 
received the Medal of Honor.
    (b) Compliance With Standards for Commemorative Works.--The 
establishment of the commemorative work under this section shall be in 
accordance with chapter 89 of title 40, United States Code (commonly 
known as the ``Commemorative Works Act'').
    (c) Prohibition on the Use of Federal Funds.--
            (1) In general.--Federal funds may not be used to pay any 
        expense of the establishment of the commemorative work under 
        this section.
            (2) Responsibility of the national medal of honor museum 
        foundation.--The National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation 
        shall be solely responsible for acceptance of contributions 
        for, and payment of the expenses of, the establishment of the 
        commemorative work under this section.
    (d) Deposit of Excess Funds.--
            (1) In general.--If upon payment of all expenses for the 
        establishment of the commemorative work under this section 
        (including the maintenance and preservation amount required by 
        section 8906(b)(1) of title 40, United States Code), there 
        remains a balance of funds received for the establishment of 
        the commemorative work, the National Medal of Honor Museum 
        Foundation shall transmit the amount of the balance to the 
        Secretary of the Interior for deposit in the account provided 
        for in section 8906(b)(3) of title 40, United States Code.
            (2) On expiration of authority.--If upon expiration of the 
        authority for the commemorative work under section 8903(e) of 
        title 40, United States Code, there remains a balance of funds 
        received for the establishment of the commemorative work, the 
        National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation shall transmit the 
        amount of the balance to a separate account with the National 
        Park Foundation for memorials, to be available to the Secretary 
        of the Interior or Administrator (as appropriate) following the 
        process provided in section 8906(b)(4) of title 40, United 
        States Code, for accounts established under 8906(b)(2) or (3) 
        of title 40, United States Code.

SEC. 2. DESIGNATION.

    (a) In General.--The national museum to honor Medal of Honor 
recipients to be located in Arlington, Texas, shall, upon completion, 
be known and designated as the ``National Medal of Honor Museum''.
    (b) Effect of Designation.--The national museum designated by this 
section shall not be a unit of the National Park System and the 
designation of the National Medal of Honor Museum shall not require or 
authorize Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to that 
national museum.
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