Fort Hood

House Panel Intensifies Showdown With Trump Over Renaming of Fort Hood

The Dallas Morning News's Tom Benning reported Trump issued a veto threat over an effort to rename Fort Hood and nine other Army bases across the South named after Confederate generals


Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump over the renaming of Fort Hood in Central Texas and nine other Army bases across the South that are named after Confederate generals.

The Democrat-led House Armed Services Committee late on Wednesday voted mostly along party lines to approve a measure to mandate the scrubbing of those bases’ names within a year, just a couple weeks after the GOP-led Senate Armed Services Committee approved a similar proposal.

Trump has issued a veto threat over the effort, which both chambers have inserted into their respective versions of a broader, must-pass defense bill.

Read more from NBC 5's media partner The Dallas Morning News.

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