House Bill 6810
115th Congress(2017-2018)
To affirm the power of the President to revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to Bill Cosby and to provide for criminal penalties for anyone who wears or publicly displays a Presidential Medal of Freedom that has been revoked.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Sep 13, 2018
Overview
Text
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Introduced
Sep 13, 2018
Latest Action
Sep 13, 2018
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
6810
Congress
115
Policy Area
Crime and Law Enforcement
Crime and Law Enforcement
Primary focus of measure is criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Measures concerning terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs policy areas.
Sponsorship by Party
Arizona
California
South Carolina
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

This bill expresses the sense of Congress that the President should revoke the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded to William Henry (Bill) Cosby in 2002.

Additionally, it amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to fraudulently wear or publicly display a Presidential Medal of Freedom that has been revoked. A violator is subject to a fine, up to one year in prison, or both.

Text (1)
September 13, 2018
Actions (2)
09/13/2018
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
09/13/2018
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Sep 14, 2018 7:10:51 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:37:58 PM