"[The bill requires] establishing a commission to study and provide recommendations concerning the removal, names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honour or commemorate the Confederate States of America, addressing an implementation plan, cost, and criteria for renaming, among other procedures", the committee said in its summary.
The measure won the support of the Republican-majority committee, despite the fact that President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would "never" agree to change the names of Confederate bases.
The proposed legislation will also win the backing of a bipartisan majority in the full Senate, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said in a Twitter message on Thursday.
Renaming bases & monuments has overwhelming Senate bipartisan support— shown by NDAA bill just released in our Armed Services Committee markup. Trump’s resistance cannot stop it. It’s right, & necessary. https://t.co/NeNxFJ5wyy— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) June 11, 2020
The measure was proposed as an amendment to the NDAA by Senator Elizabeth Warren.