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Congressional Gold Medal

The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award in the United States. The decoration is awarded to an individual or unit who performs an outstanding deed or act of service to the security, prosperity, and national interest of the United States. U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff introduced H.R. 347 to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team. It unanimously passed the House of Representatives on May 14, 2009 with 411 votes. It passed the United States Senate on October 5, 2010, which included the MIS. It became law on August 2, 2010 with the official signing of the bill by President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office. READ MORE

An overview of the Congressional Gold Medal
A six-minute video commissioned by NVN

111th Congress - House of Representatives Act 347
Read the full text of the House Bill by downloading the certified PDF.

111th Congress - Senate Act 1055
Read the full text of the Senate Bill by downloading the certified PDF.

Senate Co-Sponsors
Full listing of the 73 Senators who co-sponsored Bill 1055.