Text: S.Con.Res.17 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. CON. RES. 17


Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in state of the remains of the last Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, in order to honor the Greatest Generation and the more than 16,000,000 men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States from 1941 to 1945.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 16, 2019

Mr. Manchin (for himself and Mrs. Capito) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the lying in state of the remains of the last Medal of Honor recipient of World War II, in order to honor the Greatest Generation and the more than 16,000,000 men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States from 1941 to 1945.

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring),

SECTION 1. Honoring the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient of World War II.

(a) Use of rotunda.—The individual who is the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor for acts performed during World War II shall be permitted to lie in state in the rotunda of the Capitol upon death, if the individual (or the next of kin of the individual) so elects.

(b) Implementation.—The Architect of the Capitol, under the direction of the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, shall take the necessary steps to implement subsection (a).