The 117th Congress convenes as 2021 begins, amid a flurry of new legislation for consideration and assignment. Among the proposals was H.R. 115, a congressional gold medal bill introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, to award a congressional gold medal to Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th U.S. president of the USA.

The action is Rep. Lee’s third effort. Bills with similar names were filed on July 29, 2015 (H.R. 3290 — 114th Congress), and Feb. 21, 2020 (H.R. 5940 — 116th Congress). On every occasion, such as the Jan. 4 introduction, the measure was sent to the House Committee on Financial Services. No action was taken over the preceding two measures.

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