GOP Pushes to Rename U.S. Coastal Waters in Honor of Trump

( – House Republicans are pushing forward with a bold move to rename U.S. coastal waters in honor of former President Donald Trump, who is revving up for another term in the White House. Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) wants “Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States” to be the new name of the economic zone (EEZ) of the United States with his proposal.

Steube, a vocal supporter of Trump, announced the bill last week, highlighting Trump’s actions during his presidency that he believes benefited the oceans and strengthened America’s economic prowess. The legislation seeks to imprint Trump’s name across federal records and documents related to the EEZ, covering vast marine territories adjacent to U.S. shores and territories like Puerto Rico and Guam.

This initiative is part of broader efforts by House Republicans to honor Trump across federal properties. Earlier this year, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) proposed a bill to feature Trump’s portrait on $500 bills, while another bill aimed to rename Washington Dulles International Airport after Trump.

However, the path forward for Steube’s bill remains uncertain given the Democratic control of the Senate and White House, which typically hinders such legislative moves from the opposing party. Nonetheless, Republicans in the House have persisted in their endeavors to spotlight Trump’s legacy and influence within the political landscape.

Environmental advocates and Democratic lawmakers have criticized Trump’s environmental record, pointing out his rollback of numerous environmental regulations during his presidency and his stance on climate change. Despite these critiques, Steube and his allies continue to champion Trump’s achievements, reflecting a deep-seated loyalty and admiration for the former president among GOP members.

While the bill’s prospects may appear slim, its introduction underscores the ongoing political maneuvering surrounding Trump’s presidency and his enduring impact on American politics and policy. As Steube presses forward with his proposal, the debate over Trump’s legacy and the future direction of U.S. environmental policies continues to unfold on Capitol Hill.

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