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Proposed Legislation Would Rename Airport After Donald Trump

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A group of House Republicans are pushing to rename Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport after Donald Trump under recently-introduced legislation.

The two-page bill seeks to rename the airport to the “Donald J. Trump International Airport.”

“The bill’s being led by House GOP chief deputy whip Guy Reschenthaler & is co-sponsored by 6 other lawmakers,” Fox News Digital reporter Liz Elkind said.

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Axios reports:

Led by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.), House Republicans’ chief deputy whip, the measure is backed by a half dozen of his colleagues.

The co-sponsors: Reps. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.), Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.), Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Troy Nehls (R-Texas).

“In my lifetime, our nation has never been greater than under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump,” Reschenthaler said in a statement.

“As millions of domestic and international travelers fly through the airport, there is no better symbol of freedom, prosperity, and strength than hearing ‘Welcome to Trump International Airport’ as they land on American soil.”

Nehls told Axios: “I totally support the remaining of Dulles airport to the greatest President in my lifetime, DJT.”

From Breitbart:

The airport, located 26 miles west of Washington, DC, is currently named after John Foster Dulles, a United States Secretary of State during the Eisenhower administration from 1953 until 1959.

John Foster Dulles was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, opposing communism. He was also reportedly involved in the 1953 Iranian coup d’état and the overthrow of the Guatemalan government. His younger brother, Allan Welsh Dulles, was the CIA Director from 1953 through 1961.

Dulles opened in 1962 and was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy with former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in attendance. The airport’s main terminal is a regional landmark designed by Eero Saarinen, who also designed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

Dulles boasts the most international passenger traffic of any airport in the Mid-Atlantic outside the New York metropolitan area, according to the Department of Transpiration in 2016.

Reschenthaler’s House bill to name the airport after the forty-fifth president was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Friday. Reschenthaler, who volunteered for duty in Iraq and is now serving his third term in Congress, is seeking co-sponsors for the bill.

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