Week ending November 10, 2017
H.R.1900 – National Veterans Memorial and Museum Act
HR 1900 designates the Veterans Memorial and Museum currently being constructed in Columbus, Ohio, as the National Veterans Memorial and Museum.
Congress finds the following:
(1) The Veterans Memorial and Museum is a civic landmark and cultural institution being built in Columbus, Ohio, to honor, connect, inspire and educate all Americans about the service and sacrifice of more than 40,000,000 veterans, over half of whom are living today, and 1,100,000 fallen who have bravely defended the freedoms enjoyed by all citizens of the United States of America.
(2) The Veterans Memorial and Museum is the only public museum of its kind that exists for the exclusive purpose of interpreting the collective experiences of veterans of the United States of America across all eras, conflicts, and branches of the military.
(3) The Veterans Memorial and Museum would attract and educate a diverse group of audiences from across the country through its visitor-centered, interactive, and participatory exhibits.
(4) The Veterans Memorial and Museum would work to help bridge the military-civilian gap that has increasingly isolated veterans and their families and often made the journey from civilian to soldier back to civilian more difficult to navigate.
(b) Sense of Congress.—It is the sense of Congress that—
(1) the Veterans Memorial and Museum will preserve the stories and legacy of service so that visitors can conduct a critical evaluation of the history and evolution of our country as seen through the lens of the military experience;
(2) the Veterans Memorial and Museum will inspire civilians to serve their communities and country as active and engaged citizens;
(3) the Veterans Memorial and Museum will be a beacon for all veterans, veteran families, and civilians of this country to ensure that the sacrifices of America’s service men and women are a guarantee to posterity;
(4) the State of Ohio, Franklin County, and many more private individuals, foundations, and corporations have contributed millions of dollars to design and construct this national destination, which broke ground in December 2015; and
(5) it is fitting and proper to refer to the Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio, as the “National Veterans Memorial and Museum”.
(Full text of H.R. 1900 congress.gov)
Sponsor: Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] (Introduced 04/04/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Data not available
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Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
Earmark Certification: Data not available
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Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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