Week Ending July 19, 2013
H.R.2611 To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the “Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building”, and for other purposes.
The headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia shall be known and designated as the `Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building’.
Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to the building referred to in section 1 shall be deemed to be a reference to the `Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building’.
Douglas A. Munro, a signalman first class of the United States Coast Guard, died heroically on Guadalcanal September 27, 1942, after succeeding in his assignment, for which he had volunteered, to evacuate a detachment of Marines from a point where enemy opposition developed beyond anticipated dimensions. Munro’s final words were “Did they get off?”
Douglas Albert Munro was born in Vancouver, Canada, of American parents, on October 11, 1919. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Munro was also awarded, posthumously, the Purple Heart Medal, and was eligible for the American Defense Service Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, according the the US Coast Guard.
Sponsor: Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC]
House on Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 – 0 (Roll no. 356).
Motion to recommit. No motion made
Text of the motion:
Senate on Passage: 7/30/13 Agreed to by unanimous consent.
Final Status: Cleared for the President
OTHER BILL DATA
Cost to the taxpayers:
Duplication of programs:
Constitutional Authority: By Ms. NORTON:
H.R. 2611. Congress has the power to enact this legislation pursuant to the following:
Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 of the Constitution.