Senate Panel Votes to Change Base Names

Administration unwilling to erase nation’s heritage.

On Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to Congress’ annual defense policy bill that would require the Defense Department to rename military bases that are named after Confederate military leaders. The amendment was passed by a voice vote during a mark up of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

The text of the amendment would give the Pentagon three years to make changes. President Trump has publicly stated that he “would not even consider” changing the names of Army bases that are named after Confederate officers. For that reason, it is not certain if he would veto the proposed NDAA. The president said that the names of these bases are part of “a Great American Heritage.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead the Senate on how to vote on this upcoming bill.
  • For the president to have wisdom on how to use his veto power.
  • That the actions taken by Congress would lead to the healing of the nation’s past wrongs.

Sources: The Hill, Politico


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