ARIZONA NEWS

Chuck Schumer wants to rename Senate building in honor of McCain

Aug 25, 2018, 8:20 PM | Updated: 9:13 pm

The Russell Senate Office Building, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harni...

The Russell Senate Office Building, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

PHOENIX — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will introduce a piece of legislation to rename of the Russell Senate Office Building in honor of U.S. Sen. John McCain, who passed away at the age of 81 on Saturday.

In a pair of tweets, Schumer said he wants future generations to remember the politician and veteran.

McCain became a U.S. Congressman in 1983 before running for Senate and winning a seat in 1987. He spent 35 years in politics, including two runs for president.

Called a “maverick,” McCain was known for breaking away from his party, most notably in his presidential runs in 2000 and 2008.

The building is currently named after Richard Brevard Russell, Jr., a former Senator of Georgia who served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was in the State House of Representatives from 1921 to 1931, serving as the speaker for four years, and the Georgia governor from 1931 to 1933.

He served in the Senate from 1933 until his death in 1971.

According to CNN, a Republican leadership aide said it would take time to research Schumer’s proposal before commenting on it.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Dr. Elda Luna-Nájera to replace Leezah Sun's legislative seat...

Serena O'Sullivan

Elda Luna-Nájera will fill Leezah Sun’s vacant seat in Arizona House of Representatives

Elda Luna-Nájera will replace Leezah Sun as the representative of Arizona's Legislative District 22, which is in the West Valley.

3 hours ago

Mega Millions button lit up on a lottery ticket machine...

Kevin Stone

Mega Millions lottery tickets purchased in Scottsdale, Tucson win $50,000 each

Two Arizona Lottery players each won $50,000 in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, officials announced Monday.

4 hours ago

Car crashes into power pole in Phoenix, 2 critically injured...

Serena O'Sullivan

2 men in critical condition after car crashes into power pole in Phoenix

Two men are in critical condition after a car crash involving a power pole in Phoenix on Monday, officials said.

5 hours ago

An image from Google Street View shows the third-party post office between a Jimmy John's and a Dun...

KTAR.com

Southeast Valley shopping center temporarily evacuated after bomb threat

Multiple businesses at a southeast Valley shopping center were temporarily evacuated Monday because of a bomb threat, authorities said.

6 hours ago

A DUI suspect drove down a 200-foot embankment in Cottonwood before a second DUI suspect was arrest...

KTAR.com

Arizona DUI suspect’s car careens down 200-foot embankment before 2nd DUI suspect arrested

A DUI suspect drove down a 200-foot embankment in Arizona on Saturday morning before another DUI suspect attempted to evade police at the crash area, authorities said.

7 hours ago

Split panel image of the front of an Albertsons grocery store on the left and a Kroger plastic bag ...

Kevin Stone

Arizona joins federal lawsuit to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons

Arizona is part of a federal lawsuit filed Monday to block the controversial merger of Kroger and Albertsons, two of the nation’s largest grocers.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Day & Night is looking for the oldest AC in the Valley

Does your air conditioner make weird noises or a burning smell when it starts? If so, you may be due for an AC unit replacement.

Chuck Schumer wants to rename Senate building in honor of McCain