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H.R. 1115: Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act

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Is this the way to honor those who lost their lives?


4,431 U.S. military members have died in Iraq and 2,352 have died in Afghanistan since 2001.

There are official national memorials for U.S. service members who died in World War IWorld War IIthe Korean War, and Vietnam, but not for the post-2001 Global War on Terror. (Interestingly, there is no official national Civil War memorial either.)

The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act of 2017 authorized a private tax-exempt foundation to begin the process of raising money for and designing the potential memorial. Taxpayer funds were explicitly banned. The law was relatively noncontroversial, passing by a voice vote in the House and by unanimous consent in the Senate.

So can’t …

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Jason Crow

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 18, 2021. 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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200 Cosponsors (110 Republicans, 90 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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What legislators are saying

Bipartisan Defense Policy Bill Signed into Law, Includes Carbajal Amendment to Enhance Wildfire Safety
    — Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA24] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 28, 2021

Rep. Sherrill Votes to Pass Bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022
    — Rep. Mikie Sherrill [D-NJ11] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 23, 2021

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act
    — Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 13, 2021

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Feb 18, 2021

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