JUST IN: House Republicans Introduce New Bill to Rename US Coastal Waters as ‘Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States

A House GOP lawmaker is spearheading an effort to name the United States’ coastal waterways after former President Trump.

Rep. Greg Steube, a Republican from Florida, plans to introduce legislation this Friday to rename the area of ocean immediately adjacent to the United States, known as the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), as the “Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States.”

If passed, it would mandate the name change on any applicable laws, maps, documents and other records.

An EEZ refers to the waters directly adjacent to a country’s coastline where it can claim sole rights for fishing, drilling, and other activities.

The U.S. has the largest EEZ in the world at 4,383,000 square miles.

Steube said that Trump “cares about the strength and resilience of our oceans.”

“During his time in office, President Trump took several commendable actions for our oceans as part of his work to make America strong, secure, and economically prosperous,” he said.

“I’m honored to introduce legislation that will rename our coastal waters after President Trump and serve as a reminder of his many contributions to our nation for generations to come.”

His Friday bill introduction lines up with the former president’s 78th birthday.

The legislation is unlikely to be taken up by the Democrat-controlled Senate, but it’s evidence of Trump’s enduring influence within the Republican Party.

It’s the second bill proposed this year to name an internationally used entity after Trump. 

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