H. R. 1256
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 23, 2021
Ms. Norton (for herself, Mr. Raskin, and Ms. Titus) 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 brass plaque bearing the name
Senator Francis G. Newlands from the grounds of the memorial fountain;
remove from the south end of the memorial fountain’s face, the stone, tablet-like projection bearing the name of
Francis Griffith Newlands and a related inscription;
remove the name
Newlands Memorial Fountain carved into the upper face of the memorial fountain’s coping stones; and
offer the items removed pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) to the descendants of Francis Griffith Newlands for a period of 60 days, and if not claimed within that period, direct the items removed pursuant to paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) to be maintained by the National Park Service as Federal property and accessioned into the Rock Creek Park museum collection.
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.