ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are seeking to honor late Rep. C.W. Bill Young by renaming the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in his honor.
The two senators on Tuesday introduced legislation that would rename the facility to C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. It could be voted on as early as Wednesday.
Young died Friday at age 82, one week after announcing from his hospital bed at Walter Reed Medical Center in Maryland that he would not seek a 23rd term in Congress.
The 22-term congressman was a champion for veterans and military issues.
A public memorial for Young will be held Thursday and funeral services on Friday.