Congress set to strip Confederate names from U.S. military bases, flouting Trump veto threat

Republican leaders have expressed their support

By: - December 8, 2020 7:00 am

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on a runway at Fort Polk, La., before picking up soldiers for an airdrop mission during a formation exercise on Dec. 15, 2010. (DoD photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock, U.S. Air Force. (Released))

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.