Minnesota Delegation Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Honor Prince with Congressional Gold Medal
Prince could be a Congressional Gold Medal winner soon, legislation was filed to honor the purple one. Ilhan Omar posted on her website.
Minnesota Delegation in Congress has introduced bipartisan legislation to award Prince the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. The legislation is led by US Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in the house.
According to Rolling Out, the measure is also backed by Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) and Representatives Jim Hagedorn (R-MN), Angie Craig (D-MN), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Michelle Fischbach (R-MN), and Pete Stauber (R-MN).
In order to pass, The Hill says, two-thirds of the House and Senate will need to support the bill for it to pass. If this legislation is successful, the medal would be "in recognition of his achievements and contributions to the culture of the United States," according to the Star Tribune.
In 2016, Prince died after an accidental fentanyl overdose at the age of 57 when he was found in an elevator on the floor one day before someone was coming to talk to Prince about being addicted to the pain killers he was taking. There had been a few things that happened that led people to think that Prince needed help.
The Hill says only 163 people have been honored with Congressional Gold Medals since 1776.
ion, legislation bestowing a Congressional Gold Medal must be co-sponsored by two-thirds of the membership of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in order to be awarded.
If he wins the medal, Amy Klobuchar says it if for the musical contributions he has made, but many people don't know about the money he donates to the school system, children's education, and donations for music instruments in schools.