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senate Bill S. 1040

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

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    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
    IntroducedMay 23rd, 2013

What is Senate Bill S. 1040?

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 House bill is identical. 


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

Cost of Senate Bill S. 1040

No significant impact on the federal budget.

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Official Title

A bill 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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