By Jeff Duncan
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Big news out of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (June 5), and it didn't involve POTUS or the Philadelphia Eagles.
Congress found something it can agree on: Steve Gleason.
A bipartisan delegation led by U.S Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., John Kennedy, R-La., Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., announced its bill to award the former New Orleans Saints standout with the Congressional Gold Medal passed its first legislative hurdle.
With 67 senators now on board, the legislation now has the two-thirds majority it needs to be brought before the Senate Banking Committee and moved to the House of Representatives. Once passed by both chambers, it will be brought to the president to be signed into law.
This is only the second Congressional Gold Medal bill this Congress has advanced to this level in the Senate, which says all you need to know about Gleason and the respect he has earned nationally.
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