House GOP Lawmakers Propose Bill to Rename Dulles Airport After Donald Trump

Dulles Airport (Credits: Rolling Stone)

A bill introduced by a group of House Republicans aims to rename Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia after former President Donald Trump.

The legislation brought forth on Friday is spearheaded by Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., with backing from six other Republicans including Reps. Michael Waltz of Florida, Andrew Ogles of Tennessee, Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee, Paul Gosar of Arizona, Barry Moore of Alabama, and Troy Nehls of Texas.

The proposed bill seeks to designate the airport as the “Donald J. Trump International Airport” and has been forwarded to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for further review.

Ex-President Donald Trump (Credits: Business Insider)

In support of the bill, Reschenthaler praised Trump’s leadership, citing values of freedom, prosperity, and strength during his presidency. He expressed his belief that Trump was the best president in his lifetime and advocated renaming Dulles as a tribute to his leadership.

However, some House Democrats have opposed the idea, labeling it ridiculous and questioning its priority amidst other pressing legislative matters. Rep. Abigail Spanberger criticized the focus on renaming the airport, suggesting that Congress should prioritize issues like FAA reauthorization and foreign aid instead.

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump (Credits: Colorado Springs Gazette)

Rep. Don Beyer highlighted Trump’s controversial policies, particularly the Muslim ban, and criticized the renaming proposal to appease Trump rather than addressing meaningful issues.

Former Rep. Denver Riggleman dismissed the bill as lacking support from Virginia representatives and condemned it as an attempt to ingratiate with Trump. Dulles International Airport, inaugurated in 1962, was named after John Foster Dulles, who served as secretary of state under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.