The latest defense spending bill crafted by House Democrats contains a provision aimed exclusively at funding efforts to rename military bases named after Confederate generals, as reported by Politico.
The proposed bill would grant up to $1 million solely for the purpose of maintenance funds related to renaming “installations, facilities, roads, and streets” that are named for Confederates, including such iconic military bases as Fort Bragg and Fort Hood. There are currently 10 Army bases named for Confederate generals in the United States.
President Donald Trump had previously threatened to veto any spending bill that includes provisions to rename military bases. He has remained critical of left-wing efforts to rename or otherwise remove monuments, statues, and other historical landmarks throughout the nation, most notably with a fiery speech at Mount Rushmore in defense of American history.