Gateway Arch National Park gets presidential seal of approval

Gateway Arch National Park gets presidential seal of approval

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With a sweep of the president's pen, the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial is no more.

President Donald Trump on Thursday officially renamed the grounds that includes St. Louis' iconic monument as the Gateway Arch National Park.

The White House announced the signing in a brief press release that read: On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the President signed into law: S. 1438, the "Gateway Arch National Park Designation Act," which redesignates the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in the State of Missouri as the "Gateway Arch National Park."

The legislation for the name change was sponsored in the Senate by Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; and in the House by Reps. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, and Ann Wagner, R-Ballwin.

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