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

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

Sponsor
Sen. Tim Johnson

Date
November 18, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

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.

Bill Summary

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. 

Background

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.[1]

Cost

A formal CBO score is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.