4 AUG 2017
By Matt Saintsing
Just before breaking for its August recess, the Senate Thursday night voted unanimously to advance a bill authorizing a memorial for the Global War on Terrorism. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.
Passed earlier in the week by the House, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Act makes an exception to a law that requires Congress to wait 10 years after the end of a military conflict before considering a war memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. The bill also authorizes the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation to manage fundraising, design, and construction of the memorial.