Legislation recognizing former Saints player Steve Gleason for his work to help others with ALS with a Congressional Gold Medal has been signed.
The bill was approved in June of last year and headed to the president’s desk. That bill was signed Thursday.
The Stephen Michael Gleason Congressional Gold Medal Act recognizes Gleason for his work through the Gleason Initiative Foundation to provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with the assistance they need to thrive.
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian honor Congress can bestow. The medal ceremony will take place later in 2019.
Senator Bill Cassidy announced the signing of the legislation on Twitter.
President Trump just signed into law my legislation to award Steve Gleason with the #CongressionalGoldMedal. Now we will work with @TeamGleason & @usmint to design the medal and schedule the ceremony to #HonorGleason for later this year. Can’t wait! https://t.co/y9K8QzkOP2 #ALS
— U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@SenBillCassidy) January 3, 2019