Congresswoman Gwen Moore cosponsors Congressional Gold Medal Bill H.R. 755
Madison, Wis. – Wisconsin’s Congresswoman Gwen Moore, District 4, joined Senator Tammy Baldwin and Congressmen Sean Duffy, Thomas Petri, James Sensensbrenner and Reid Ribble yesterday in cosponsoring the H.R. 755, the Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol’s WWII members, bringing the total to six Wisconsin cosponsors in the Senate and House.
The Senate passed their version of the bill, S. 309, earlier this week, but the house still needs over 100 Congressmen to cosponsor the bill in order for it to go to the House Financial Services Committee for consideration.
Wisconsin Wing members are still working to gain the support of Congressmen Paul Ryan, who makes it a matter of practice to not cosponsor bills that come before his committee. However, members still contact his office in hopes of convincing him to join the effort.
The effort to have Congressman Ron Kind, who cosponsored the bill last year in the 112th Congress, is ongoing to renew his support this year in the 113th Congress. Congressman Pocan is new to Congress this year, so members are educating him on this important bill.
Due to the heroic efforts of their predecessors in CAP, today’s members wish to give honor by seeking the Congressional Gold Medal for those CAP senior members serving during WWII. One medal would be awarded and kept in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. Those CAP members still alive, as well as the families of those who have passed away, will receive replica medals to commemorate this honor at no cost to the government in honor of their service.
Updated information regarding Civil Air Patrol’s efforts to have H.R. 755 and S. 309 passed in the 113th Congress, may be seen on the Congressional Gold Medal page of the national CAP member website.