Washington, DC: Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10), continued his legislative fight to end the practice of naming government facilities after sitting Members of Congress.
In the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congressman Turner successfully included a provision that banned the naming of buildings and infrastructure controlled by the Department of Defense after sitting members of Congress.
The Prohibiting Taxpayer-Funded Monuments to Members of Congress Act would apply that same ban across all federal-agency funded projects.
“This legislation would establish a uniform, government wide prohibition of Congressional ‘monuments to me,’” said Turner.
“Aside from being a blatant conflict of interest, this practice allows sitting members of Congress to advertise and promote themselves, instead of the American public whose tax dollars were used to fund the project.”
Supporting this legislation should be a bipartisan no-brainer,” said Turner.
Congressman Turner originally authored and introduced The Prohibiting Taxpayer-Funded Monuments to Members of Congress Act on April 23, 2013 at the beginning of the 113th Congress.