Congress passed a bill renaming the post office in Amelia Earhart’s hometown of Atchison for the famed aviator.
The U.S. House passed the bill Tuesday night, sending it to the president. Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Sen. Pat Roberts introduced the legislation in November.
Jenkins said it is fitting to rename the post office for Earhart during Women’s History Month.
“Although she was tragically lost at sea while attempting a flight around the world, Amelia Earhart’s legacy still soars today,” Jenkins said.
“Growing up in Kansas, Amelia Earhart’s courageous actions inspired me, and many others, to dream big and accomplish lofty goals.”
The U.S. Senate passed the bill two weeks ago.
“Amelia Earhart was one of the great pioneers of our nation, whose story began at home in Atchison,” Roberts said. “She is an inspiration to all aviators and a role model to women around the world.”