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.
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“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.”