Senator Boxer said: "I am glad the House acted quickly on our Environment and Public Works Committee bill. 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 on June 25. The measure now goes to President Bush for his signature.
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