WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken a formal step toward sending a bill to President Joe Biden that designates the site of the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in American history as a national memorial.
The measure creates the National Pulse Memorial at the site of the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. That's where a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others five years ago.
Congress finished the bill last week. Pelosi took the routine step of formally signing it at a ceremony where she said lawmakers must finally approve stronger background check requirements and other gun curbs.