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Support waning for plan to rename Senate building for McCain

Posted: 8:17 AM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-28 15:24:21Z

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hitting the brakes on a push to rename the Senate's oldest office building for the late Sen. John McCain.

McConnell, a Republican, said Tuesday that he will form a bipartisan committee to determine a fitting tribute for the Arizona Republican.
    
He says "there's no shortage of good ideas," including naming the hearing room for the Senate Armed Service Committee after him. Another idea is to add a portrait of McCain to a reception room right off the Senate floor.
    
But McConnell was careful not to make a specific recommendation.
    
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has proposed renaming the Russell Senate Office building in McCain's honor, but some Republicans are wary of that idea.
    
The building is named after Sen. Richard Russell, a Georgia Democrat who led opposition to civil rights legislation.