American Veterans Disabled Commemorative Coin
A bill directing the
U.S. Mint to issue 350,000 $1 silver
commemorative coins in 2010 honoring disabled
veterans was officially presented to President
Bush, July 7.
H.R. 634 passed in the House and Senate last
month and was cleared for the White House on
June 18. With its official move yesterday, no
more steps remain for H.R. 634 to become law
other than the presidentís ink.
The billís overwhelming support guarantees that
will happen. Itís only a matter of time, and
most likely within days.
This Act Directs the Secretary of the Treasury
to mint and issue $1 silver coins emblematic of
the design selected by the Disabled Veteransí
LIFE Memorial Foundation for the American
Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, in
commemoration of disabled American veterans.
Expresses the sense of Congress that, to the
greatest extent possible, the coins should be
struck at the U.S. Mint at West Point, New York.
Limits the period for coin issuance to the
calendar year beginning on January 1, 2010.
Imposes a $10 surcharge per coin, to be
distributed to the Disabled Veteransí LIFE
Memorial Foundation for the purpose of
establishing an endowment to support the
construction of American Veteransí Disabled for
Life Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Prohibits a surcharge with respect to the
issuance under this Act of any coin during a
calendar year if, at the time of issuance, it
would result in more than the statutory maximum
of two commemorative coin programs per year.
Full Bill Text
Most Recent: H.R. 634.ENR (Enrolled as Agreed to
or Passed by Both House and Senate)
The previous versions of the bill, H.R. 634.IH,
H.R. 634.EH, and H.R. 634.RFS, H.R. 634.RS, H.R.
634.EAS may be viewed online at THOMAS.
Introduced in House Passed House Voted on in
Senate Signed by President
Jan. 23, 2007 May 15, 2008 June 10, 2008 -
For a U.S. bill to become law, it must pass both
the House of Representatives and the Senate, and
then get signed by the President.
H.R. 634 was passed in the House on May 15, 2008
by 416 yeas (16 not voting). A Senate amendment
was agreed to and passed the House on June 18,
The bill passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent
On June 10, 2008. A record of each
representativeís vote was not kept.
On July 7, the bill was officially presented to