Lawmakers consider spending 1 million to strip all Confederate names from US Army basesGet the Full StoryHouse lawmakers are attempting to allocate 1 million in a defense spending bill to rename US Army bases that honor Confederate leaders during the Civil War.
Ten US Army bases across the US are named after Confederate leaders.
President Donald Trump previously threatened to scuttle plans for the defense bill if it included language that would rename the military bases.
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House lawmakers are attempting to allocate 1 million in a defense spending bill to rename US Army bases that honor Confederate leaders during the Civil War.
The total 695 billion bill, one of a dozen scheduled to be considered by House Appropriations subcommittees this week, includes provisions that would allocate one million dollars "for expenses for the renaming of Army installations, facilities, roads, and streets named after confederate leaders and officers."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The best BBQ smokersThe best lawn mowersMnuchin defends Trump's stance on Confederate monuments: 'We need to have a balanced view of history'