Sunday, December 29, 2013

Indigenous veterans memorial approved

President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, into law on Thursday, 26 December.

The bill authorizes the National Museum of the American Indian to raise funds and start work on a memorial for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian veterans. The memorial will be located on the museum's property on the National Mall.

The House passed the bill on December 11 by a vote of 398 to 0. The Senate approved it by unanimous consent on December 20.

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