(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A bill was introduced in the Senate that would authorize $1 coins honoring President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara.
The U.S. Department of Treasury will mint the coins paying tribute to the former president and first lady for 2019.READ MORE: Governor Greg Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration For Texas In Response To Border Crisis
The couple, who shared strong ties in Texas, both passed away last year.READ MORE: Homeland Security Chief Headed To Texas Southern Border As Thousands Crowd In Makeshift Camp
Republican Sen. Susan Collins said the coin will pay tribute to the Bush legacy of “courage, duty, honor, and compassion.”
Sponsors include Collins and independent Sen. Angus King of Maine, along with GOP Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, and Rob Portman of Ohio.MORE NEWS: 2 Texas Police Officers Shot While Executing Warrant At Apartment Complex
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