H. R. 8227
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 11, 2020
Ms. Norton (for herself and Mr. Raskin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
To direct the Secretary of the Interior to remove the bronze plaque and concrete block bearing the name of Francis Newlands from the grounds of the memorial fountain located at Chevy Chase Circle in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Francis G. Newlands Memorial Removal Act.
Removal of Plaque and Concrete from Memorial Fountain Grounds
The Secretary of the Interior shall—
remove the bronze plaque bearing the name
Francis G. Newlands from the memorial fountain grounds;
remove from the fountain the block of concrete that is inscribed with the name of, and other information related to, Francis Griffith Newlands; and
donate the items removed pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) to the descendants of Francis Griffith Newlands.
For the purposes of this section, the term memorial fountain means the memorial fountain located at Chevy Chase Circle, Connecticut Avenue and Western Avenue NW, in the District of Columbia.