House committee backs bill for Native veterans memorial in DC

The House Natural Resources Committee approved H.R. 2319, the Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013, by unanimous consent on Wednesday.

The bill authorizes the National Museum of the American Indian to raise funds and start work on a memorial for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian veterans. The memorial would be located on museum property on the National Mall.

"This memorial to our Native American veterans will serve as a small measure of thanks for their service and sacrifice to this great nation," Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Cherokee Nation, said in a press release.

The bill is now ready for consideration on the House floor.

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Committee Notice:
Full Committee Markup on H.R. 915, H.R. 1425, H.R. 1491, H.R. 2208, H.R. 2319, H.R. 3286, H.R. 3492, and S. 230 (December 4, 2013)

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