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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 709

   To award a congressional gold medal to Prime Minister Tony Blair.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 26, 2003

  Mrs. Dole (for herself, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Allen, Mr. Bunning, Mr. 
    Carper, Mr. Chambliss, Ms. Collins, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. DeWine, Mr. 
 Grassley, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lott, Mr. Lugar, Mr. McCain, Mr. 
  Nickles, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Stabenow, and Mr. Warner) introduced the 
 following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on 
                  Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To award a congressional gold medal to Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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

SECTION 1. FINDING.

    Congress finds that Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom 
has clearly demonstrated, during a very trying and historic time for 
our 2 countries, that he is a staunch and steadfast ally of the United 
States of America.

SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.

    (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 Congress, 
of a gold medal of appropriate design, to Prime Minister Tony Blair, in 
recognition of his outstanding and enduring contributions to 
maintaining the security of all freedom-loving nations.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For purposes of the presentation referred 
to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (referred to in 
this Act as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal with suitable 
emblems, devices, and inscriptions to be determined by the Secretary.

SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.

    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, at a price sufficient to cover the cost 
thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and 
overhead expenses, and the cost of the gold medal.

SEC. 4. STATUS OF MEDALS.

    (a) National Medals.--The medals struck pursuant to this Act are 
national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States 
Code.
    (b) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5134 of title 31, 
United States Code, all medals struck under this Act shall be 
considered to be numismatic items.

SEC. 5. AUTHORITY TO USE FUND AMOUNTS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.

    (a) Authority To Use Fund Amounts.--There is authorized to be 
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund such 
amounts as may be necessary to pay for the costs of the medals struck 
pursuant to this Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals authorized under section 3 shall be deposited into the 
United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
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