WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 15, 2018) – H.R. 4533, legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr, was passed Tuesday night by the United States Senate. The bill which would rename the two campuses of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Lexington to honor two Kentucky heroes passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday and now heads to President Trump’s desk for signature.
The legislation will rename the VA health care facility on Veterans Drive in Lexington as the Troy Bowling Campus, and the facility on Leestown Road as the Franklin R. Sousley Campus.
“We can never repay Private First Class Franklin Sousley and Private Troy Bowling for their service to our nation, but renaming these VA campuses in their honor will ensure their memory and sacrifices are never forgotten,” Barr said. “I applaud the work of the Sixth District Veterans Coalition for bringing this idea to my attention, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe for his support in moving the bill through the House, and Leader McConnell for ensuring swift action in the Senate to deliver this important legislation to the president’s desk.”