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                                H. R. 2833

 To posthumously award a congressional gold medal to Wilma G. Rudolph.



                             July 23, 2003

Ms. Kilpatrick (for herself, Mrs. Blackburn, Ms. Jackson-Lee of Texas, 
  Mr. Ford, Mrs. Christensen, Mr. Towns, Mr. Hinchey, Ms. Waters, Mr. 
 Gordon, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Frost, Mr. Berman, Mr. Wynn, 
Mr. Snyder, Mr. Davis of Tennessee, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Owens, Mr. Lewis of 
Georgia, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Fattah, Mr. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Payne, Ms. 
 Lee, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Ms. Corrine 
  Brown of Florida, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. 
  Norton, Mr. Davis of Alabama, Mr. McNulty, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. 
  Ballance, and Mr. Bishop of Georgia) introduced the following bill; 
       which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


                                 A BILL

 To posthumously award a congressional gold medal to Wilma G. Rudolph.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,


    Congress finds that--
            (1) Wilma G. Rudolph of Clarksville, Tennessee, the 20th of 
        22 children, overcame a series of childhood diseases, including 
        scarlet fever, double pneumonia, and polio, to become an 
        athletic pioneer and champion in the State of Tennessee, the 
        United States, and the world, first as an outstanding 
        basketball player and track athlete in Tennessee, then as a 3-
        time gold medal winner in the 1960 Olympics in Rome, and 
        finally as a pioneer for racial equality, goodwill, and 
            (2) Wilma G. Rudolph's winning of 3 gold medals in the 1960 
        Olympics served as an inspiration to athletes of all sports, 
        all races, and both genders;
            (3) Wilma G. Rudolph's ability to inspire endured after her 
        performance in the 1960 Olympics, as demonstrated by--
                    (A) her receipt in 1987 of the National Collegiate 
                Athletic Association's Silver Anniversary Award, the 
                first time a woman ever received the award;
                    (B) her receipt of the 1989 Jackie Robinson Image 
                Award of the National Association for the Advancement 
                of Colored People (NAACP);
                    (C) her induction into the National Track and Field 
                Hall of Fame in 1973;
                    (D) her receipt of the 1985 Humanitarian of the 
                Year Award of the Special Olympics; and
                    (E) her receipt in 1993 of the National Sports 
                Award, the only time a woman has received the award;
            (4) Wilma G. Rudolph, a graduate of Tennessee State 
        University, a successful businessperson, a mother, an athlete, 
        a coach, and a teacher, who passed away on November 12, 1994, 
        will forever remain an inspiration to all able-bodied and 
        physically-challenged individuals in overcoming odds;
            (5) Wilma G. Rudolph blazed a trail that helped all people 
        understand the contributions of women to the world of 
            (6) the legacy of Wilma C. Rudolph continues to serve as a 
        particular inspiration to women; and
            (7) Wilma G Rudolph's life truly embodied the American 
        values of hard work, determination, and love of humanity.


    (a) Presentation Authorized.--The Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall make 
appropriate arrangements for the presentation, on behalf of the 
Congress, of a gold medal of appropriate design, honoring Wilma G. 
Rudolph (posthumously) in recognition of her outstanding and enduring 
contributions to humanity and to women's athletics, in the United 
States and the world.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purpose of the award referred to 
in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (in this Act referred 
to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal with suitable 
emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the Secretary.


    The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold 
medal struck pursuant to section 2 under such regulations as the 
Secretary may prescribe, and at a price sufficient to cover the costs 
thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, overhead 
expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.


    The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for 
purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.


    (a) Authority To Use Fund Amounts.--There is authorized to be 
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund an amount 
not to exceed $30,000 to pay for the cost of the medals authorized by 
this Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals under section 3 shall be deposited in the United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

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