With tributes pouring in from around the country and around the world after the passing of Arizona Senator John McCain, one of his longtime colleagues in the Senate has pledged to introduce a bill that would honor his service in Washington.
Senator Chuch Schumer, (D-NY), said in a tweet Saturday hours after McCain's passing that he would submit legislation to rename the Russell Senate Office Building in his honor.
The Senate, the United States, and the world are lesser places without John McCain.
Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain, but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 26, 2018
Construction of the Russell building began in 1906 and the first senators moved in three years later.
Over the years, it has hosted historic hearings, including about the Titanic (1912), the Teapot Dome scandal (1923), the Army-McCarthy hearings (1954) and Watergate (1973).
In 1972 it was named for Senator Richard B. Russel, a Democrat from Georgia, who served from 1933 to 1971.