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Raoul Wallenberg Congressional Gold Medal Legislative Process Milestones

  • January 17, 1945 Wallenberg disappears

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    January 17, 1945 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews, disappeared in Hungary while in Soviet custody.
  • Washington - Legislation to recognize World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg with the country‚Äôs highest civilian honor was passed unanimously last night by the senate. The bill, S. 1591, was introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, in an effort to award Wallenberg with a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal, in recognition of his heroic acts during the Holocaust and is expected to be signed by President Obama shortly.
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  • Washington - In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day that will be commemorated in the US Capitol on Thursday, the House of Representatives Monday evening passed the Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Act, by a vote of 377-0, with overwhelming support from both Republicans and Democrats.
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  • Introduction of the Legislation

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
7/9/2014
The Commission works on a national campaign to highlight the incredible heroism exhibited by Raoul Wallenberg and to award him with a Congressional Gold Medal posthumously.
112th Congress Public Law 148 RAOUL WALLENBERG CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION ACT CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 158 (2012): Apr. 16, considered and passed House. July 11, considered and passed Senate.
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