- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
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Committee on Energy and Natural ResourcesNational Parks
- senate Committees
- The house Passed June 28th, 2017Roll Call Vote 423 Yea / 0 Nay
Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedMarch 10th, 2017
- house Committees
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Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017
To redesignate the small triangular property located in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302 as "Robert Emmet Park", and for other purposes.
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.) Robert Emmet Park Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill redesignates as "Robert Emmet Park" the small triangular property located at the corner of 24th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC, and designated by the National Park Service as reservation 302. The Department of the Interior may post signs on or near the park, including one or more on: (1) information about Robert Emmet, his contribution to Irish Independence, and his respect for the United States and the American Revolution; and (2) information about the history of the statue of Robert Emmet located in the park.
Irish hero but not American. He was never here, did nothing on behalf of America. Expressing admiration for American colonists is not sufficient to name a park in Washington DC after him. — Instead, name the park after the women chronicled in _Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868_ by Cokie Roberts.
As an Irish decedent, even I cannot fathom why our government is spending taxpayer resources to debate erecting a park in honor of a historical figure that never stepped foot on American soil or advanced an American cause. It is possible that more information is available that would persuade me differently, so please enlighten me if you intend to proceed with something so frivillious.