Pulse Nightclub To Become A National Memorial

Orlando Community Continues To Mourn Deadly Mass Shooting At Gay Club Pulse

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Just days before the fifth anniversary of the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation designating the site of the club a national memorial.

The massacre saw 49 club-goers killed and dozens more wounded. The shooter, Omar Mateen, was killed in a shootout with law enforcement after a three-hour siege. Senator Rick Scott, who was governor at the time of the shooting proposed the measure. He said after meeting with families who lost children and attending funerals it was "the hardest thing I've ever had to do."

The House passed its version of the bill May 12. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law.

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