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house Bill H.R. 1224

Posthumously Awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to the First Certified Fatality of 9/11

Argument in favor

Honors a loyal public servant and victim of the 9/11 attacks.

Argument opposed

One might ask: would Judge himself even want the medal?

bill Progress

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    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedMarch 15th, 2013

What is House Bill H.R. 1224?

This bill would posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., a Fire Department chaplain who was the first recorded victim of the 9/11 attacks. 


The bill would the awarding of a Congressional Gold Medal to a representative of Father Judge.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 1224

No significant impact on the federal budget.

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Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., Congressional Gold Medal Act

Official Title

To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress posthumously to Father Mychal Judge, O.F.M., beloved Chaplain of the Fire Department of New York who passed away as the first recorded victim of the September 11, 2001, attacks in recognition of his example to the Nation of selfless dedication to duty and compassion for one's fellow citizens.

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