House passes bill honoring Ted Stevens

Posted: Friday, October 01, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill naming a mountain and part of an ice field after the late Ted Stevens.

The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska passed the bill earlier this week. Congressman Don Young sponsored the companion bill in the House.

Stevens was the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate. He died in August in a plane crash in southwest Alaska.

Young's office says the mountain, to be officially named Stevens Peak, is located in the Denali National Park and Preserve, just south of Mount McKinley. The 13,895-foot mountain is the tallest unnamed peak in Alaska, and is commonly referred to as South Hunter Peak.

Young's office says the northern and eastern half of the Chugach Mountains will become the Ted Stevens Ice Field.

The legislation now goes to President Obama for his signature.

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