To award a congressional gold medal to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)
One Hundred Third Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,
the twenty-fifth day of January [May?], one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four
To award a congressional gold medal to Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
The Congress hereby finds the following:
(1) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of the Lubavitch
movement for 40 years, has made outstanding and lasting contributions toward
improvements in world education, morality, and acts of charity.
(2) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, as a refugee first from Stalinist
Russia and then from Nazi Germany, has made the headquarters of the
Chabad-Lubavitch movement in New York City a center of over 2,000
educational, social, and rehabilitative institutions touching millions of
people from all walks of life in every corner of the globe.
(3) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, throughout his 92 years of life,
has exemplified the highest ideals of scholarship, teaching, ethics, and
(4) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson has interpreted with keen insight
the miraculous events of our time and has inspired people to a renewal of
individual values of spirituality, cooperation, and love of learning.
(5) Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson's extraordinary life and work have
long been recognized by the Congress through the enactment of joint
resolutions designating his birthday in each of the last 16 years as
'Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A.'.
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL.
(a) PRESENTATION AUTHORIZED- The President is authorized to present, on
behalf of the Congress, to the Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Schneerson, a gold medal of appropriate design, in recognition of his
outstanding and enduring contributions toward world education, morality, and
acts of charity.
(b) DESIGN AND STRIKING- For purposes of the presentation referred to in
subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury shall strike a gold medal with
suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions reflecting the theme of education
to be determined by the Secretary.
(c) GIFTS OR DONATIONS-
(1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of the Treasury shall accept, use, and
disburse gifts or donations of property or money to carry out this
(2) NO APPROPRIATION AUTHORIZED- No amount is authorized to be
appropriated to carry out this section.
SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
The Secretary of the Treasury may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of
the gold medal struck pursuant to section 1 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. NATIONAL MEDALS.
The medals struck pursuant to this Act are national medals for purposes of
chapter 51 of title 31, United States Code.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
Bill 1 of 938 Final version (Enrolled Bill) as passed by both Houses.
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