PUBLIC LAW 91-76-SEPT. 29, 1969
Public Law 91-76 September 29, 1969 [H. J. R e s. 775]
JOINT RESOLUTION To authorize the President to award, in the name of Conjiress. Congressional Space Medals of Honor to those a s t r o n a u t s whose particular efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and of mankind have been exceptionally meritorious.
Whereas the United States has established and maintains a highly successful manned space flight program, dedicated to the peaceful exploration of space for the benefit of all mankind: and Whereas the full strength of America's political, industrial, and technological capacity has been effectively teamed to create and support that program, but it cannot be carried out without the intelligence, the dedication, the bravery, and the self-sacrifice of the astronauts who test the hardware and who fly the missions into the hostile environment of space; and Whereas the L nited States in its moments of triumph over the success of its space exploration must not forget those brave astronauts who have given their lives in the fullest measure of man's dedication to space exploration: Now, therefore, be it Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President may award, and present in the name of Congress, a medal of appropriate design, which shall be known as the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, to any astronaut who in the performance of his duties has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and of mankind. SEC. 2. There is authorized to be appropriated from time to time such sums of money as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this joint resolution. Approved September 29, 1969.
Public Law 91-77 September 29, 1969
Commission for E x t e n s i o n of the United States, Capitol. 40 USC 166 note.
To change the composition of the Commission for Extension of the United States Capitol.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the paragraph entitled "Extension of the Capitol" under the heading "Capitol Buildings and Grounds" in the Legislative Appropriation Act, 1956 (69 Stat. 515), is amended by inserting after the words "the Speaker of the House of Representatives," and before the words "the minority leader of the Senate," the following: "the majority leader of the Senate, the majority leader of the House of Representatives,". Approved September 29, 1969.