WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, and Joe Manchin (D-WV) sent a letter to Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) requesting a hearing on their bipartisan legislation to authorize the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation.

This bipartisan legislation authorizes the private foundation to begin the process of pursuing the construction of a memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The memorial will honor our men and women in uniform, the fallen servicemembers, their families, and all those who have been impacted by our nation’s longest war.

Since its introduction on April 25th, 2017, momentum for the bipartisan legislation has grown to include twelve cosponsors in the Senate.

The full text of the letter can be found below and by clicking here.

 

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski                                   The Honorable Maria Cantwell

Chairman                                                                           Ranking Member

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources         Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

304 Dirksen Senate Office Building                             304 Dirksen Senator Office Building

Washington, DC 20510                                                  Washington, DC 20510

 

Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell:

On April 25, 2017, Senator Manchin and I introduced S, 926, the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act. This bill would authorize the Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation to establish the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia. In just a few short weeks, this bill has garnered bipartisan support from twelve of our colleagues. We respectfully request you hold a hearing on this important piece of legislation that will lead to a Memorial to honor our servicemembers, the fallen, and all those who have been impacted by our nation’s longest war.

 

Sincerely,