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Congressional Gold Medals 1776-1999

Congressional Gold Medals 1776-1999

Date: August 9, 1999
Creator: Stathis, Stephen W
Description: Since the American Revolution, Congress has commissioned gold medals as its highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. These medals should not be confused with the Medal of Honor, which is presented “in the name of the Congress of the United States,” and is often referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor. Regulations for the Medal of Honor are established by the armed services. Congressional Gold Medals, conversely, can only be approved by Congress. This report provides a response to such inquiries and includes a historical examination and chronological list of these awards intended to assist Members of Congress in their consideration of future proposals to award Congressional Gold Medals. It will be updated annually.
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National Monument Issues

National Monument Issues

Date: August 22, 2003
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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National Monument Issues

National Monument Issues

Date: July 8, 2002
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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National Monument Issues

National Monument Issues

Date: December 19, 2001
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol
Description: None
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A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards

A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards

Date: December 16, 2003
Creator: Salazar, Barbara A
Description: This report is designed to help congressional offices obtain information about major awards given by Congress and the President. It lists details about the establishment, criteria, selection process, and presentation of each of the major presidential and congressional awards: Congressional Award, Congressional Gold Medal, Medal of Honor, Presidential Citizens Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brief entries are provided for additional awards made by the President including two new military medals for service in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT): the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and the GWOT Service Medal. Contact information is provided for the organization responsible for making the award and for more data about an award. References to CRS products on awards are also given. This report will be updated as necessary.
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A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards

A Guide to Major Congressional and Presidential Awards

Date: June 13, 2003
Creator: Salazar, Barbara A
Description: This report is designed to help congressional offices obtain information about major awards given by Congress and the President. It lists details about the establishment, criteria, selection process, and presentation of each of the major presidential and congressional awards: Congressional Award, Congressional Gold Medal, Medal of Honor, Presidential Citizens Medal, and Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brief entries are provided for additional awards made by the President including two new military medals for service in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT): the GWOT Expeditionary Medal and the GWOT Service Medal. Contact information for the organization responsible for making the award and for more data about an award is provided. References to CRS products on awards are also given.
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National Monuments and the Antiquities Act: Recent Designations and Issues

National Monuments and the Antiquities Act: Recent Designations and Issues

Date: January 15, 2001
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: None
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National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

National Monuments and the Antiquities Act

Date: April 17, 2000
Creator: Hardy-Vincent, Carol & Baldwin, Pamela
Description: None
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The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions

The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions

Date: June 14, 2000
Creator: Luckey, John R
Description: None
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Commemorative Observances: A Chronological List

Commemorative Observances: A Chronological List

Date: November 17, 2004
Creator: Fischer, Hannah
Description: Historically, national commemorative observances were recommended by Congress through the legislative process. This practice was discontinued by the House of Representatives in January 1995, although the Senate continues to issue sense of the Senate resolutions recommending the establishment of commemoratives. It has now become standard practice for special observances to be designated by a proclamation issued by the President. This report is a chronological list of these proclamations for 1997 and 1998, indicating the proclamation number and its Federal Register citation
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