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Bill that would officially rename the Arch heads to President Trump

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Rhonda Schier, chief of museum services, talks about the 46,000-square-foot Gateway Arch visitor center expansion project set to open in July 2018.
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Rhonda Schier, chief of museum services, talks about the 46,000-square-foot Gateway Arch visitor center expansion project set to open in July 2018.

At least two U.S. Senators from opposing parties can agree on one thing: The Jefferson National Expansion Memorial needs a new name.

The House and Senate passed a measure to rename the park to the Gateway Arch National Park, a moniker more in keeping with common usage. Now, it awaits President Donald Trump’s signature.

U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, a Republican and Democrat from Missouri, introduced the bill, S. 1438, in December.

In a joint news release, both said renaming the park better aligns the name to its most famous landmark.

“Renaming the park will better highlight its central feature,” Blunt said in the release.

McCaskill added that the park’s grounds re-open this summer, making it “a perfect time to bring our majestic park together under a new name.”

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