S. 719, a bill to rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center

S. 719

a bill to rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center

Sponsor
Sen. Jon Tester

Committee
Armed Services

Date
April 18, 2016 (114th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
John Huston

Floor Situation

On Monday, April 18, 2016, the House will consider S. 719, a bill to rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center, under suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on March 11, 2015, by Sen. Jon Tester (R-MO) and was referred to the Committee on Armed Services. On March 16, 2016 the Committee discharged the bill by Unanimous Consent and the Senate passed it without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

 

Bill Summary

S. 719 would rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Great Falls, Montana, the Captain John E. Moran and Captain William Wylie Galt Armed Forces Reserve Center.

 

Background

John E. Moran was born August 23, 1856 in Vernon, Vermont. He moved to Montana before entering service in the U.S. Army. Captain Moran earned a Congressional Medal of Honor in 1910 for his actions during the Philippine-American War, during which he led troops under fire against the enemy.[1]

William Wylie Galt was born on December 19, 1919 in Geyer, Montana. He served as Captain in the U.S. Army and received a Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II at Villa Crocetta where he was mortally wounded.[2]

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[1] Congressional Medal of Honor Society
[2] Medal of Honor Recipients

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Molly Newell with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 2-1374.