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Congressional Gold Medal Status Update – 5/30/2014
 
Its Done! - President Signs CAP CGM Into Law
 
  • May 30, 2014 -- President signs the CAP Congressional Gold Medal bill into law.
  • On May 19, 2014, at 5:40 PM the House of Representatives passed the Senate CAP Congressional Gold Medal bill.
  • The House bill HR 755 has 354 cosponsors and the Senate bill S 309 had 83.
  • The Senate bill (S 309) passed the Senate on May 20, 2013.

 

 
Cosponsors by Wing
 
  • Number of Wings with 70 percent or greater: 40 out of 52
  • Wing Names: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, National Capital, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
 
 

Bill

Status

Cosponsors Signed-On

Cosponsor Goal

Cosponsors Needed

Percentage of Goal

Introduced

House HR755

Passed May 19, 2014

 

354

290

 

Done

122%

2/15/2013  Rep McCaul

Senate S309

Passed May 20, 2013

83

67

Done

124%

2/13/2013  Sen Harkin

 

Cosponsors by Wing

  

State/Wing State Delegation State CGM Cosponsors
  Senate House Total Senate House Total Cosponsor %
Alabama 2 7 9 2 3 5 56%
Alaska 2 1 3 2 1 3 100%
Arizona 2 9 11 0 7 7 64%
Arkansas 2 4 6 2 2 4 67%
California 2 53 55 2 50 52 95%
Colorado 2 7 9 2 7 9 100%
Connecticut 2 5 7 2 5 7 100%
DC (NatCap) 0 1 1 0 1 1 100%
Delaware 2 1 3 2 1 3 100%
Florida 2 27 29 2 22 24 83%
Georgia 2 14 16 2 11 13 81%
Hawaii 2 2 4 2 2 4 100%
Idaho 2 2 4 2 2 4 100%
Illinois 2 18 20 2 18 20 100%
Indiana 2 9 11 1 7 8 72%
Iowa (Note 1) 2 4 6 2 4 6 100%
Kansas 2 4 6 2 1 3 50%
Kentucky 2 6 8 1 5 6 75%
Louisiana 2 6 8 2 5 7 87%
Maine 2 2 4 2 2 4 100%
Maryland 2 8 10 2 7 9 90%
Massachusetts 2 9 11 2 7 9 82%
Michigan 2 14 16 2 11 13 81%
Minnesota 2 8 10 2 8 10 100%
Mississippi 2 4 6 2 3 5 83%
Missouri 2 8 10 0 3 3 30%
Montana 2 1 3 2 1 3 100%
Nebraska 2 3 5 2 3 5 100%
Nevada 2 4 6 1 4 5 83%
New Hampshire 2 2 4 2 2 4 100%
New Jersey 2 12 14 1 9 10 71%
New Mexico 2 3 5 2 3 5 100%
New York 2 27 29 2 27 29 100%
North Carolina 2 13 15 2 10 12 80%
North Dakota 2 1 3 2 1 3 100%
Ohio 2 16 18 2 9 11 61%
Oklahoma 2 5 7 2 3 5 71%
Oregon 2 5 7 2 5 7 100%
Pennsylvania 2 18 20 2 13 15 75%
Puerto Rico 0 2 2 0 2 2 100%
Rhode Island 2 2 4 2 2 4 100%
South Carolina 2 7 9 1 2 3 33%
South Dakota 2 1 3 1 1 2 67%
Tennessee 2 9 11 1 5 6 55%
Texas (Note 2) 2 36 38 1 28 29 76%
Utah 2 4 6 0 3 3 50%
Vermont 2 1 3 1 1 2 67%
Virginia 2 11 13 2 6 8 62%
Washington 2 10 12 1 8 9 75%
West Virginia 2 3 5 2 3 5 100%
Wisconsin 2 8 10 1 6 7 70%
Wyoming 2 1 3 2 1 3 100%
 
 

Note 1: Senator Harkin (IA) introduced S 309 and is counted under cosponsors/

Note 2: Representative McCaul introduced HR 755 and is counted under cosponsors

 

New HR 755 Cosponsors since January 2014

Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] - 01/13/2014
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] - 01/14/2014
Rep. Daines, Steve [R-MT-At Large] - 01/15/2014
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] - 02/10/2014
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8] - 02/18/2014
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1] - 02/28/2014
Rep. McAllister, Vance M. [R-LA-5] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Weber, Randy K. Sr. [R-TX-14] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] - 02/28/2014
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] - 02/28/2014
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] - 02/28/2014
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Holding, George [R-NC-13] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] - 03/04/2014
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] - 03/04/2014
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] - 03/05/2014
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] - 03/12/2014
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] - 03/13/2014
Rep. Lankford, James [R-OK-5] - 03/14/2014
Rep. Webster, Daniel [R-FL-10] – 03/21/2014
Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] – 04/01/2014
Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3] -- 04/30/2014
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] - 05/07/2014
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] - 05/29/2014
 
For a complete list of current cosponsors please see the master cosponsor link on the upper right side of this webpage.


Background

  • The CAP Congressional Gold Medal bills award a single medal to Civil Air Patrol in honor of the unusual service of all of our CAP World War II veterans. Those CAP members still alive as well as the families of those who have passed will receive replica medals to commemorate their service at no cost to the government
  • Our veterans, as volunteer unpaid civilians, conducted combat and humanitarian missions during a critical time of need for the nation. Amazingly, many flew their own aircraft on hazardous missions, in bad weather and often at their expense during the war. Others flew search and rescue, disaster relief, border patrol, forest fire patrol, target towing and other essential wartime missions. Still more members managed hundreds of airports and trained aviators for future service in the CAP and the military. Cadet members both trained to serve in the military as well as to serve their communities during the war. Many assisted with critical missions on the home front.
  • To be eligible for this honor CAP members must have served in the Civil Air Patrol during the period of December 7, 1941 to the end of hostilities on September 2, 1945. CAP veterans or their families must provide some evidence that shows that an individual served during this period (photos, CAP ID, orders, etc.). This information must be entered on the CAP data base (see the link "Add Gold Medal Candidate" on the left top of this webpage) and validated by someone in the wing or on the National Staff. Be sure that contact information is current and correct.
  • Any questions concerning CAP's CGM efforts please contact John Swain at dcoffice.cap@verizon.net

 

 

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