H.R. 3421: Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act

H.R. 3421

Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act

Date
December 14, 2011 (112th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, the House is scheduled to consider H.R. 3421, the Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-thirds majority for passage.  H.R. 3421 was introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) on November 14, 2011, and was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Bill Summary

H.R. 2527 would authorize the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro-tempore of the Senate to make appropriate arrangements to award, on behalf of Congress, 3 gold medals in honor of the men and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. 

One gold medal will be awarded, with the understanding that each medal is to be put on permanent display, to the Flight 93 National Memorial, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and the Pentagon Memorial.  Proceeds of sales of duplicate medals shall be deposited in the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

Background

The tragic deaths at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, have forever changed our Nation.  The devastating attacks resulted in 2,996 lives lost. 

Cost

A CBO cost estimate of H.R. 3421 is not yet available.