The Marine Corps Identity Bill is picking up tremendous support in the U.S Senate. As of today, 78 senators have co-sponsored S. 504. New additions on June 2 include:
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Washington D.C. – May 19, 2010 – The Marine Corps Identity Bill has received 39 co-sponsors in the Senate.
The bill, S. 504, proposes to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the “Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.” The House version of the bill on May 4 unanimously passed after receiving more co-sponsors than any legislation introduced in the history of Congress—426. In order to become law, though, it must pass the Senate.
and Redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, a former Marine, today urged colleagues to recognize the service and sacrifice of the Marine Corps by redesignating the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy and the Marine Corps.
The American Legion is taking a poll today on whether “The Department of the Navy” should be redesignated as “The Department of the Navy and Marine Corps”. Show your support and head over to the American Legion’s website to cast your vote!
Yesterday, the Marine Corps Identity Bill, HR 24, unanimously passed the House after receiving 426 co-sponsors. This is the most co-sponsors of any bill in the history of the Congress!
But its companion bill, S. 504, still has to pass the Senate.
Taken from Federal News Radio
Jodi Schneider, Senior Editor, American Banker
Click below to hear the interview
What’s in a name? Well if you are the Marine Corps a name means recognition and equal footing with the other branches of the armed forces. House Bill HR 24 and it’s 400 hundred co-sponsors are proposing a change to the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.
Washington D.C. – April 20, 2010 – The Marine Corps Identity Bill, HR 24, has received 400 co-sponsors—92 percent of the House of Representatives.
Backed by the Marine Corps League, HR 24, introduced by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, proposes to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the “Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.” HR 24 is just seven votes shy of a 20-year record for most amount of co-sponsors on any House bill.
Sen. Johnny Isakson Becomes Newest S. 504 Co-sponsor
Washington D.C. – April 12, 2010 – Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia has become the newest co-sponsor of S. 504, a bill that would change the name of the Department of the Navy to the “Department of the Navy and Marine Corps.”
Why the Navy Department needs a new name.
From the Chicago Tribune
Here are four of the military services in which a patriotic American can enlist: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Here is a list of the branches whose highest-ranking officers compose the Joints Chiefs of Staff: Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. And here is a list of the executive departments representing those service branches: Army, Air Force, Navy.