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S. 4076: Removing Confederate Names and Symbols from Our Military Act of 2020

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Should U.S. military installations and properties be in honor of men who fought against the U.S. militarily?


America has 10 military bases named after Confederate generals from the Civil War, all located in southern states including Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. The Confederacy promoted white supremacy and slavery, and their military fought against the U.S.

Most of the bases were named in the 1910s to 1940s during a period of Jim Crow segregationist policies in the south, the same period when many Confederate statues went up. The military is now about 17% Black, meaning many people the nation is asking to potentially risk their lives on its behalf are at bases named after people who started a war to keep people like them ...

Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Warren

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Massachusetts. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 25, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Jun 25, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jun 25, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 25, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Jun 25, 2020

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