Federal - HR 4511

Gold Star Families Voices Act

Introduced

February 9, 2016

Description

A bill to amend the Veterans' Oral History Project Act to allow the collection of video and audio recordings of biographical histories by immediate family members of members of the Armed Forces who died as a result of their service during a period of war.

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Co-Sponsors 7

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  • Nov. 28, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-246, 130 Stat. 995. Congressional Record p. D1078-D1079

  • Nov. 28, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H7631

  • Nov. 17, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H6297

  • Nov. 17, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6466

  • Nov. 15, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. S6326

  • Nov. 15, 2016Senate Vote 152 Veterans History Project — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would modify the authorization for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. It would allow the collection of video and audio recordings from parents, spouses, siblings or children of service members who died as a result of serving in war about the biographical histories of the service members. Passed (thus cleared for the president) 97-0. Congressional Record p. S6326

  • Nov. 15, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S6324-S6326

  • Nov. 15, 2016 — Senate Rules and Administration Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S6324

  • Sept. 7, 2016 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Congressional Record p. S5368

  • Sept. 6, 2016 — Measure passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H5045

  • Sept. 6, 2016 — Harper, R-Miss., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5043-H5045

  • July 5, 2016 — Reported to the House by the House Administration Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-663Congressional Record p. H4275

  • May 17, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Administration Committee.

    May 17, 2016 — Committee Vote: Gold Star Families — Vote to Report

    Allows the immediate family members of soldiers who died in the military during a war or who are missing in action to be able to be a part of the Library of Congress's veterans oral history project by providing biographical histories of the soldiers through video and audio recordings. An immediate family member would be defined as a parent, spouse, sibling or child of the soldier.

    Allows the immediate family members of soldiers who died in the military during a war or who are missing in action to be able to be a part of the Library of Congress's veterans oral history project by providing biographical histories of the soldiers through video and audio recordings. An immediate family member would be defined as a parent, spouse, sibling or child of the soldier.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.
  • April 19, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)
  • April 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kaptur, (D-Ohio)
  • April 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Esty, (D-Conn.)Perry, (R-Pa.)
  • March 15, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Olson, (R-Texas)
  • Feb. 9, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)MacArthur, (R-N.J.)
  • Feb. 9, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Administration.Congressional Record p. H650