CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Monday, November 18, 2013, the House will consider S.Con.Res. 25, a Concurrent Resolution Authorizing the Use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for Activities Associated with the Ceremony to Award the Congressional Gold Medal to Native American Code Talkers, under a suspension of the rules. The bill was introduced on November 13, 2013 by Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD), and was agreed to in the Senate by unanimous consent. The bill was received in the House on November 13, 2013.
S.Con.Res. 25 authorizes the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Native American code talkers. The event will take place November 20, 2013.
The United States military used Native American code talkers throughout World War I and World War II. During the entirety of World War II, enemy forces were unable to decipher the communications between Native American code talkers, giving Allied forces a significant advantage during combat operations.
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