H.R.2211 - Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act

H. R. 2211

To provide for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 27, 2017
Mr. Lance (for himself, Mr. Pascrell, and Mr. LoBiondo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL
To provide for the award of medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs and military working dogs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Guardians of America's Freedom Medal Act”.

SEC. 2. AWARD OF MEDALS OR OTHER COMMENDATIONS TO HANDLERS OF MILITARY WORKING DOGS AND MILITARY WORKING DOGS.

(a) Program Of Award Required.—Each Secretary of a military department shall carry out a program to provide for the award of one or more medals or other commendations to handlers of military working dogs, and to military working dogs, under the jurisdiction of such Secretary to recognize valor or meritorious achievement by such handlers and dogs.

(b) Medal And Commendations.—Any medal or commendation awarded pursuant to a program under subsection (a) shall be of such design, and include such elements, as the Secretary of the military department concerned shall specify.

(c) Regulations.—Medals and commendations shall be awarded under programs under subsection (a) in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for purposes of this section.

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