[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H.R. 4069 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
                                H. R. 4069

       To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Shakeel Afridi.



                           February 16, 2012

Mr. Rohrabacher (for himself, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Stearns, Mr. 
   King of Iowa, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Royce, Mr. Coble, Mr. 
 Farenthold, and Mr. Gohmert) introduced the following bill; which was 
            referred to the Committee on Financial Services


                                 A BILL

       To award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Shakeel Afridi.

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


    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) Dr. Shakeel Afridi bravely risked his life to identify 
        Osama Bin Laden so that the United States could bring him to 
            (2) Before the May 2, 2011, raid which resulted in Osama 
        Bin Laden's death, Dr. Afridi, acting courageously, used the 
        cover of conducting a vaccination program in Abbottabad in 
        order to gain access to Bin Laden's compound and identify who 
        was living there.
            (3) Dr. Afridi did this at the greatest personal risk, as 
        the discovery of his true mission likely would have led him, 
        and possibly his family, to be killed.
            (4) The Government of Pakistan subsequently arrested Dr. 
        Afridi at his home on May 22, 2011, and he has been unjustly 
        jailed since that time.
            (5) In January 2011, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said 
        that Dr. Afridi is ``an individual who in fact helped provide 
        intelligence that was very helpful with regards to this 
        operation [to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden].''
            (6) Dr. Afridi's acts to help the United States were 
        extremely valiant and daring, and his subsequent imprisonment 
        by and suffering on account of the Government of Pakistan for 
        the exemplary deeds he undertook for the United States is 
            (7) Pakistan's Inquiry Commission on the Abbottabad 
        Operation, the United States mission which killed Osama Bin 
        Laden, has recommended that Dr. Afridi be tried for treason for 
        helping the United States.
            (8) If convicted, Dr. Afridi could be executed, and so his 
        life continues to be in jeopardy on account of his work that 
        helped further the interests of the United States.
            (9) Dr. Afridi played a pivotal and vital role in the final 
        operation to bring Osman Bin Laden to justice after nearly a 
        decade of unrelenting effort.
            (10) The attacks of September 11, 2001, and the murder of 
        3,000 Americans, were avenged the day of the raid that resulted 
        in Osama Bin Laden's death, and the world is a safer place 
        because of Dr. Afridi's selflessness, courage, and willingness 
        to help the just cause.
            (11) All Americans are grateful for Dr. Afridi's bold 


    (a) Award Authorized.--The President pro tempore of the Senate and 
the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall make appropriate 
arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, of a gold medal of 
appropriate design in honor of Dr. Shakeel Afridi, in recognition of 
his activities to identify and provide intelligence regarding the 
location of Osama Bin Laden.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purposes of the award referred to 
in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury shall strike the gold 
medal with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be 
determined by the Secretary.


    Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Treasury may 
prescribe, the Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of 
the gold medal struck under this Act, at a price sufficient to cover 
the costs of the medals, including labor, materials, dyes, use of 
machinery, and overhead expenses.


    The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for 
purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.


    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund, an 
amount not to exceed $30,000 to pay for the cost of the medals struck 
pursuant to this Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals under section 3 shall be deposited in the United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund.