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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Senate sends bill to Trump designating vets memorial museum on West Broad

Jun 6, 2018
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Senate sends bill to Trump designating vets memorial museum on West Broad

The new structure replacing Veterans Memorial on West Broad Street would officially be designated as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate and sent to President Donald Trump.

The bipartisan measure, which swept through the House last year, was non-controversial and passed the Senate by what is known unanimous consent. The museum, expected to open this summer, is designed to educate Americans about the service and sacrifice of more than 22 million military veterans.

The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, both of Ohio. The House version was co-sponsored by Reps. Steve Stivers, R-Upper Arlington, and Joyce Beatty, D-Jefferson Township, as well as former Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township.

Portman said the museum “is one way we can commemorate not only brave Ohioans, but all American veterans,” adding that he looks “forward to the president signing this bipartisan bill into law.”

Brown said the museum “will honor all America’s veterans and attract new attention to this important landmark.”

This article was originally published by the Columbus Dispatch on June 6, 2018.