- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Armed ServicesReadinessIntroducedAugust 18th, 2017
- house Committees
The disgraced names of men who fought against the U.S. to preserve slavery shouldn’t be commemorated as the name of a U.S. military base or other defense-related property. There are plenty of meritorious members of the armed forces who are more deserving of that honor.
This bill is a superficial attempt to erase history and it will be surprisingly costly to rename military bases. It also ignores the fact that many of the Confederate generals military bases are named after served in the U.S. military prior to the Civil War.