[Congressional Bills 117th Congress]
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[H.R. 5142 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

        H.R.5142

                    One Hundred Seventeenth Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America


                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

           Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
         the fourth day of January, two thousand and twenty-one


                                 An Act


 
 To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal, in commemoration to 
   the servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021, 
during the evacuation of citizens of the United States and Afghan allies 
     at Hamid Karzai International Airport, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. FINDINGS.
    The Congress finds the following:
        (1) At 9:44 A.M., on August 26, 2021, the Pentagon confirmed 
    that one explosion occurred at the Hamid Karzai International 
    Airport.
        (2) The explosion was confirmed to be a suicide bombing by 
    ISIS-K terrorist group.
        (3) Estimates as high as 200 deaths were reported, including 13 
    servicemembers of the United States, as well as hundreds more 
    wounded.
        (4) The attack on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Hamid 
    Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 13 
    United States servicemembers, making it the deadliest single day of 
    the war for the United States in more than a decade.
        (5) The American servicemembers went above and beyond the call 
    of duty to protect citizens of the United States and our allies to 
    ensure they are brought to safety in an extremely dangerous 
    situation as the Taliban regained control over Afghanistan.
        (6) The American servicemembers exemplified extreme bravery and 
    valor against armed enemy combatants.
        (7) The American servicemembers dedicated their lives and their 
    heroism deserves great honor.
        (8) Maxton Soviak, Kareem Nikoui, David Espinoza, Rylee 
    McCollum, Jared Schmitz, Hunter Lopez, Taylor Hoover, Daegan 
    William-Tyeler Page, Nicole Gee, Humberto Sanchez, Dylan Merola, 
    Johanny Rosario Pichardo, and Ryan Knauss have been identified as 
    the 13 servicemembers who died from the blast while stationed at 
    Hamid Karzai International Airport.
SEC. 2. CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDALS.
    (a) Presentations Authorized.--The Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make 
appropriate arrangements for the posthumous presentation, on behalf of 
the Congress, of a single gold medal of appropriate design in 
commemoration to the 13 servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan, on 
August 26, 2021.
    (b) Design and Striking.--For the purposes of the presentation 
referred to in subsection (a), the Secretary of the Treasury (hereafter 
in this Act referred to as the ``Secretary'') shall strike a gold medal 
with suitable emblems, devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by 
the Secretary.
    (c) Smithsonian Institution.--
        (1) In general.--Following the award of the gold medal under 
    subsection (a), the gold medal shall be given to the Smithsonian 
    Institution, where it shall be available for display as appropriate 
    and made available for research.
        (2) Sense of congress.--It is the sense of Congress that the 
    Smithsonian Institution shall make the gold medal received under 
    paragraph (1) available for display outside of the District of 
    Columbia at times, particularly at other locations associated with 
    the 13 servicemembers who perished in Afghanistan on August 26, 
    2021.
SEC. 3. DUPLICATE MEDALS.
    The Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the gold 
medal struck pursuant to section 2 at a price sufficient to cover the 
cost thereof, including labor, materials, dies, use of machinery, and 
overhead expenses.
SEC. 4. STATUS OF MEDALS.
    (a) National Medals.--The medal struck pursuant to this Act is a 
national medal for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States 
Code.
    (b) Numismatic Items.--For purposes of section 5134 of title 31, 
United States Code, all medals struck under this Act shall be 
considered to be numismatic items.
SEC. 5. AUTHORITY TO USE FUND AMOUNTS; PROCEEDS OF SALE.
    (a) Authority To Use Fund Amounts.--There is authorized to be 
charged against the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund such 
amounts as may be necessary to pay for the costs of the medals struck 
pursuant to this Act.
    (b) Proceeds of Sale.--The amounts received from the sale of 
duplicate bronze medals authorized under section 3 shall be deposited 
into the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.
SEC. 6. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.
    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying 
with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

                               Speaker of the House of Representatives.

                            Vice President of the United States and    
                                               President of the Senate.