Senator Boxer said: "Tim Russert's love for his hometown was as well known as his passion for politics. This bill is a lasting reminder to the people of Buffalo, New York, that they had a real champion in Tim Russert."
The Senate passed the legislation, sponsored by Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer of New York, by unanimous consent Tuesday evening. The House of Representatives must act on the measure before it can be sent to the President for his signature.
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