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house Bill H.R. 2203

Jack Nicklaus Gets a Gold Medal for Being a Really, Really Good Guy

Argument in favor

Jack Nicklaus is a really, really good guy, and a tremendous golfer.

Argument opposed

There are a number of other things Congress could spend its time doing.

bill Progress

  • EnactedDecember 16th, 2014
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 1st, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • The house Passed May 19th, 2014
    Roll Call Vote 371 Yea / 10 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedMay 23rd, 2013

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What is House Bill H.R. 2203?

This bill would direct the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate to make arrangements for the presentation of a congressional gold medal to Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his service to the nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship. The bill directs the Secretary of the Treasury to strike the gold medal and to also strike and sell duplicate bronze medals at a price sufficient to cover the costs of the gold and bronze medals. The corresponding Senate bill is identical. 


If enacted, the bill might lead to an increase of televised infomercials selling bronze Jack Nicklaus medals.

Cost of House Bill H.R. 2203

No significant impact on the federal budget.

More Information

Official Title

To provide for the award of a gold medal on behalf of Congress to Jack Nicklaus, in recognition of his service to the Nation in promoting excellence, good sportsmanship, and philanthropy.

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