[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 3417 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3417

 To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of a 
  medal to persons who served in the Armed Forces during the Cold War.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            December 5, 2001

   Mr. Paul introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                      Committee on Armed Services

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of a 
  medal to persons who served in the Armed Forces during the Cold War.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. COLD WAR MEDAL.

    (a) Cold War Medal.--Chapter 57 of title 10, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``Sec. 1134. Cold War medal: award
    ``(a) Award.--There is hereby authorized an award of an appropriate 
decoration, as provided for under subsection (b), to each person who 
served honorably in the armed forces during the Cold War in order to 
recognize the contributions of those person to United States victory in 
the Cold War.
    ``(b) Design.--The Secretary of Defense, in designing the 
decoration for the purposes of this section, shall consult with 
appropriate organizations and entities, including veterans' 
organizations. The decoration shall be of appropriate design, with 
ribbons and appurtenances.
    ``(c) Charge.--The Secretary of Defense shall furnish the 
decoration under this section subject to the payment of an amount 
sufficient to cover the cost of production of the decoration and of the 
administration of this section.
    ``(d) Period of Cold War.--In this section, the term `Cold War' 
means the period beginning on September 2, 1945, and ending on December 
26, 1991.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

``1134. Cold War medal: award.''.
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