Weeks after the House and Senate cleared a measure to name a post office in Virginia after U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004, President Trump has signed the bill into law.
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The White House announced Friday that the president signed H.R. 3184 -- which designates the post office located at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the Captain Humayun Khan Post Office -- into law along with a number of other bills.
"Some of the many Bills that I am signing in the Oval Office right now," Trump tweeted Friday.
Some of the many Bills that I am signing in the Oval Office right now. Cancelled my trip on Air Force One to Florida while we wait to see if the Democrats will help us to protect America’s Southern Border! pic.twitter.com/ws6LYhKcKl— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2018
Gold Star father Khizr Khan received international attention after he slammed Trump during a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention over the president’s proposed Muslim ban.
“Donald Trump, you're asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words liberty and equal protection of law,” he said July 28, 2016. “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing -- and no one.”
Khan, a graduate of the University of Virginia, was killed on June 8, 2004, during Operation Iraqi Freedom when a taxicab packed with an improvised explosive device exploded outside of his base in Baqubah, Iraq. Khan ran towards danger, ordering others to take cover and died when the bomb exploded.
He was credited with saving the lives of more than 100 U.S. soldiers and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine celebrated the signing of the bill.
“Captain Khan is revered not only in Charlottesville, but across the nation,” the senators said. “With the dedication of this post office, we’re showing the Khan family that we’re forever grateful for his service and sacrifice for our country.”
The bill, introduced by Rep. Tom Garrett, cleared the House unanimously on Nov. 29. and the Senate on Dec. 12.