House and Senate Pass Woody Williams Bill

Updated 24 weeks ago

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Senate has passed the bill to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center after Woody Williams. The bill awaits President Trump's signature.

 Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously Monday afternoon to pass Rep. Evan Jenkins’ legislation to rename the Huntington VA Medical Center for World War II Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams. 

Rep. Jenkins honored Mr. Williams’ life and service during debate on the bill on the House floor.

“Woody is an unbelievably brave and kind man. Not only did he demonstrate extraordinary heroism at Iwo Jima, but he has dedicated his life to serving veterans and our community,” Rep. Jenkins said. 

“Woody is an example of the best West Virginia and our nation has to offer. And is, quite simply, an American hero. Renaming the Huntington VA Medical Center to honor Woody’s service is a fitting tribute for all he has done for our veterans and their families.” 

H.R. 3663 is cosponsored by West Virginia’s other House members, Reps. David McKinley and Alex Mooney.

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