House Approves Name Change for St. Louis Gateway Arch Grounds

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:31 AM PT — Fri. February 9, 2018

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill vote to remove the name of the third U.S. president from an iconic national park along the Mississippi River.

The measure recently passed the House with bipartisan support after clearing the Senate in December.

The legislation calls for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial to be renamed after the Gateway Arch.

Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo/Sam Valadi)

Supporters say the move will give the area a more “recognizable name,” and has nothing to do with political correctness.

However, many still worry the change could work to diminish the role Thomas Jefferson played in the country’s westward expansion.

The legislation is now headed to the president’s desk.