Durbin: Alan J.Dixon Legacy To Be Honored At Scott Air Force Base

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives includes a provision to honor the legacy and public service achievements of former U.S. Senator from Illinois Alan J. Dixon by directing the Secretary of the Air Force to designate a facility located on Scott Air Force Base in his honor.

As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, Durbin originally inserted the provision in the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations Bill which was included in the bill that was introduced yesterday.

“Scott Air Force Base was always one of Alan Dixon’s highest priorities both as a United States Senator and member of the Base Closing Commission,” Durbin said. “It is fitting that Senator Dixon will be honored for his work on behalf of Scott.”

Shortly after Dixon passed away in July at the age of 86, Durbin paid tribute to his life and legacy on the United States Senate floor.  Additionally, the United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution introduced by Durbin and Mark Kirk (R-IL) honoring Dixon. A copy of the resolution is available here.