GOP Seeks To Block Army From Confederate Renaming

Congress Minutes reports:

Republicans are gearing up for another debate over Confederate-named Defense Department assets after GOP appropriators added a little-noticed amendment into a funding bill.

The GOP friction stems from a push by Rep Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) who publicly revived the discussion by trying to prevent funding in an energy and water development bill from being used to rename Army Corps civil works projects that are named after the Confederacy or an individual who served in the Confederate military.

It marks the latest attempt by the Georgia Republican to prevent Georgia’s Lake Lanier and Buford Dam from being renamed, which he argued would have significant economic consequences for his district.

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