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U.S. House Passes Bill to Designate Pulse Site as National Memorial

The site of a deadly rampage in Orlando could soon take on a whole new meaning.

This month marked four years since 49 people were killed and another 50 injured, after a man walked into Pulse Nightclub and began shooting.

On Friday, the U.S. House unanimously passed a bill that would designate the property as a national memorial.

Rep. Stephanie Murphy spoke on the House floor in support of the bill that she spearheaded, along with Reps. Darren Soto and Val Demings.

“We owe it to the families and loved ones of the victims to honor their memories by dedicating a national memorial at Pulse. I’m proud to be co-leading this effort to create a place of healing for survivors and a welcoming place for all those seeking inspiration to create a better, safer, and more inclusive nation,” Murphy said.

She added, “By taking this important step, we are telling the world that we will fight to ensure no community will ever go through something like this again.”

The bill allows the site to become a part of the National Park System, although the OnePulse Foundation would retain control of its construction.

There is currently no Senate companion bill.