Via a press release from Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works: Today the Senate passed S.3145, which names a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, near Buffalo, New York, as the ‘Timothy J. Russert Highway.’ Tim Russert, the long-time host of “Meet the Press” and award-winning NBC journalist died June 13.
Senator Boxer said: “Tim Russert’s love for his hometown was as well known as his passion for politics. This bill is a lasting reminder to the people of Buffalo, New York, that they had a real champion in Tim Russert.”
The Senate passed the legislation, sponsored by Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer of, by unanimous consent Tuesday evening.
The House of Representatives must now vote on the measure and once passed in the House it can be sent to Bush for his signature.