H.R. 2632: Korean War Veterans Recognition Act

H.R. 2632

Korean War Veterans Recognition Act

Sponsor
Rep. Charles B. Rangel

Date
July 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.R. 2632 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage on July 14, 2009. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) on May 21, 2009. The bill was referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2632 adds National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27, to the list of days on which the flag of the United States should be displayed.

Background

This bill commemorates the Korean War Armistice Day by displaying the flag at half-staff in remembrance and recognition of the Korean War veterans.  6.8 million American men and women served during the Korean War period, June 27, 1950 to January 31, 1955.  Only 2 million are surviving today.  

Cost

A CBO analysis is not yet available.