Oklahoma state lawmakers introduce bill to rename portion of Route 66 after Trump

Oklahoma state lawmakers introduce bill to rename portion of Route 66 after Trump
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Two Republican state senators in Oklahoma on Tuesday introduced a bill that would rename a portion of the famous Route 66 highway after President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE.

Republican state Sens. Nathan Dahm and Marty Quinn announced their plan to rename the stretch the President Donald J. Trump highway, according to local news outlet KOKH.

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“We feel like this is a perfect opportunity to commemorate the great impact his leadership has had on improving the economy and bringing jobs and commerce back to our great state,” Dahm told the outlet.

The bill would rename a roughly 13-mile stretch of Route 66 from the town of Miami through the town of Commerce to Industrial Parkway in Ottawa County.

The lawmaker’s SB 1089 calls for the necessary funds needed to provide the sign be covered by the Senate and House authors and co-authors. The signs will come at no cost to taxpayers.

“It is an honor to have authored this legislation that will help memorialize President Trump and his contribution to keeping America free and prosperous,” Roberts said.

He added that several portions of Oklahoma’s highways already bear the name of former presidents, including Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.

The bill will be heard in the upcoming legislative session, which begins in February.