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    Congress won’t fund the controversial design proposed by the Eisenhower Memorial Commission. Add your information here to support Congressional action to find a less controversial design through a public design competition.




  • Past Congressional Action

    • December 2015
      Congress rejects Eisenhower Memorial Commission request for construction funding for the current design for the third year in a row.
    • June 2015
      The House of Representatives budget bill for Fiscal Year 2016 provides no funding for either commission operations or memorial construction. The Senate budget bill for Fiscal Year 2016 provides no funds for memorial construction and $1 million for commission operations. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission requested $68 million for construction and $2 million for operations.
    • December 2014
      Congress provides no funds for memorial construction and $1 million for commission operations for Fiscal Year 2015. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission requested $19 million for construction and $2 million for operations.
    • November 2014
      House Appropriations Committee approves no funds for memorial construction and $1 million for commission operations.
    • July 2014

      House appropriators vote to remove all funding for construction and commission operations for Fiscal Year 2015.

      House Committee on Natural Resources reports on its oversight investigation into the activities of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission

      Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) introduces H.R. 5203, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission Reform Act.

    • January 2014
      Congress provides no funds for memorial construction and $1 million for commission expenses for Fiscal Year 2014. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission requested $49 million for construction and $2 million for operations.
    • June 2013
      House Natural Resources Committee approves Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Completion Act, to redesign the memorial through a public competition.
    • March 2013
      House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation holds legislative hearing on the proposed Eisenhower Memorial
    • June 2012
      Congress provides no funds for memorial construction and $1.05 million for commission expenses for Fiscal Year 2013. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission requested $60 million for construction and operations.
    • March 2013
      House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public lands holds oversight hearing on the proposed Eisenhower Memorial

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