North Carolina's two senators are busy men- stalling presidential appointments; taking long recesses from not getting anything done, to save up more energy for not getting things done once they return, and dealing with the Great Issues of the Day:
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 20, 2015
Mr. Tillis (for himself and Mr. Burr) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To provide for the annual designation of cities in the United States as an American World War II City.
Annual designation of cities in United States as an American World War II City
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, designate each year at least one city in the United States as an American World War II City.
Criteria for designation
The criteria used for designations under subsection (a) shall include the following:
Contributions by a city to the war effort during World War II, including defense manufacturing carried out in the city, bond drives conducted or supported by the city, service of the population of the city in the Armed Forces, and the presence of military facilities in the city.
Efforts by a city to preserve the history of the contributions of the city to the war effort during World War II, including through the establishment of preservation organizations or museums, the restoration of facilities that contributed to the war effort, and the recognition of veterans of World War II.
The first city designated as an American World War II City pursuant to subsection (a) shall be the City of Wilmington, North Carolina.