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Lawmakers consider spending $1 million to strip all Confederate names from US Army bases

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

House lawmakers are attempting to allocate $1 million in a defense spending bill to rename US Army bases that honor Confederate leaders during the Civil War.
Ten US Army bases across the US are named after Confederate leaders.
President Donald Trump previously threatened to scuttle plans for the defense bill if it included language that would rename the military bases.
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House lawmakers are attempting to allocate $1 million in a defense spending bill to rename US Army bases that honor Confederate leaders during the Civil War.
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House defense spending plan would fund removing Confederate names from bases

House defense spending plan would fund removing Confederate names from bases

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Defense spending legislation unveiled on Tuesday by the House Appropriations Committee would set aside money for the Army to remove the names of Confederate leaders from bases.
The fiscal 2021 defense appropriations bill would allocate $1 million in Army operations and maintenance funds to cover expenses to rename "installations, facilities, roads, and streets" that bear Confederate names. The panel noted that the Army - which has 10 bases named for Confederates - "has the preponderance of the entities to change" should a renaming move forward.
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