Democrats Introduce New Bill to Rename Federal Prison After President Donald Trump

House Republicans introduced a resolution last week to rename Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C., after President Trump.

A bill presented by Representative Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) aims to rename Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia to “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

The bill, named H.R. 7845, was introduced on March 29th and aims “to designate the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as the Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

The bill currently has six co-sponsors, which include: Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Charles Fleischmann (R-TN), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Barry Moore (AL-R), Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-TN) and Rep. Michael Waltz (FL-R).

In reaction to this, House Democrats introduced legislation on Friday proposing to rename a federal prison after President Trump.

This is yet another politically motivated move by Democrats.

As reported by AXIOS:

A group of House Democrats on Friday introduced legislation on Friday to rename a federal prison in Miami after former President Trump.

Why it matters: It’s a response to a bill proposed by several House Republicans to rename Dulles Airport in D.C. after the ex-president and presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

Driving the news: The two-page measure would redesignate the Miami Federal Correctional Institution in Florida as the “Donald J. Trump Federal Correctional Institution.”

It is being introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), who represents a district that Dulles Airport falls within; Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), who represents part of Greater Miami; and John Garamendi (D-Calif.).

Between the lines: The bill is a pithy way of drawing attention to the 91 state and federal criminal charges Trump is facing across four cases.

One of those cases is in Florida, related to the former president’s handling of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

The bill also comes as the 118th Congress has passed very little actual legislation beyond must-pass government funding bills.

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By Hunter Fielding
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