11.18.21

Daines Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to Service Members Killed in Afghanistan Passes Senate, Heads to POTUS’ Desk

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced the U.S. Senate passed his bipartisan bill to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. It will now head to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

“Today, the United States Senate moved to recognize the courage, sacrifice and service of the 13 brave young men and women who were killed in Afghanistan. During a pivotal point for our nation, they gave the last full measure for our freedoms. I look forward to the President honoring these American heroes and swiftly signing this bill into law,” Daines said. 

On October 25, 2021, Daines companion bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On September 15, 2021, Daines introduced the bipartisan bill in the Senate with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Representative Lisa McClain (R-MI) introduced the companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 

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