Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gateway Arch National Park Just Needs Trump's Signature to Become Official Name

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gateway Arch National Park Just Needs Trump's Signature to Become Official Name

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WASHINGTON * The Gateway Arch National Park is about to become official.

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation, which was approved by the Senate in December, that renames what is now officially known as the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The bill passed the House by voice vote on Wednesday.

The legislation was sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and in the House by Reps. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin.

Blunt said that "renaming the park will better highlight its central feature and make it more immediately recognizable to the millions of people who visit St. Louis every year."

McCaskill said that "as the memorial grounds reopen this summer, it's the perfect time to bring our majestic park together under a new name that highlights this remarkable symbol. …

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