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Lawmakers Leverage Defense Bill To Address Police Reform, Racial Injustice
Washington, July 17, 2020
Maryland Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown is African American, and as an Army combat veteran he knows first hand about the military's tributes to the Confederacy. Brown served at four of the 10 Army installations named for Confederate officers.One of those co-sponsors, Nebraska GOP Rep. Don Bacon, voted for the amendment a day after Trump's veto threat. Ahead of the vote, the Air Force veteran noted the bases were named for Confederates to appease governments of the South during the Jim Crow era.