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Post : Lawmakers try to fix legislation meant to honour Army captain
URL : http://nationalpost.com/pmn/pmn-news/lawmakers-try-to-fix-legislation-meant-to-honour-army-captain
Posted : January 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm
Author : The Associated Press
Categories : PMN News, PMN World

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Lawmakers are working to correct legislation intended to honour a fallen U.S. Army captain whose Muslim father spoke out against candidate Donald Trump.

The Daily Progress reports that former Rep. Tom Garrett meant to rename a Charlottesville post office in honour of Army Capt. Humayun Khan, but he says the bill Trump signed into law last month renames a privately owned facility instead.

Garrett says a bill with an amended location passed out of committee, but floor staff mistakenly put the original bill up for a vote.

Miryam Lipper, a spokeswoman for Sen. Tim Kaine, says Congress will consider a change.

The University of Virginia alumnus was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star after his 2004 death in Iraq. His father, Khizr Khan, became well known for his criticism of Trump during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

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Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com

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