Senate Amendment to Rename Military Bases Named for Confederate Officers Passes Through Committee

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A Senate amendment, introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), which requires the Defense Department to rename certain military bases named for Confederate officers passed on Thursday — despite President Donald Trump’s opposition to the bill.

A GOP-led panel approved the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which requires the Defense Department to rename buildings, bases, streets, aircraft, ships, and other military property, in an attempt to stop honoring the history of racism in the United States. The amendment passed 25-2 — suggesting the full senate will pass it with a margin that would override a veto from the president.

Warren, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, filed the amendment last week,
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