US HB2249 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 20-9)
Status: Introduced on April 10 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-04-11 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Military Personnel Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

World War I Valor Medals Review Act This bill requires review of the service records of certain decorated World War I veterans to determine whether they should be awarded the Medal of Honor for valor during that war. Specifically, the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Navy shall review the records of any African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Jewish American, or Native American war veteran who was recommended for review by a veterans service organization and who, for action that occurred between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918 was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross or the Navy Cross, was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm by the government of France, or was recommended for a Medal of Honor. If a review indicates that the award is warranted, a recommendation shall be made to the President to award the Medal of Honor to that veteran.

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Title

World War I Valor Medals Review Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-04-11HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
2019-04-10HouseReferred to the House Committee on Armed Services.
2019-04-10HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB1218 (Same As) 2019-04-11 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
HB2500 (Related) 2019-09-10 - Received in the Senate.

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