Eisenhower Memorial Commissioner Rep. Mike Simpson Calls for Design Reset

According to Roll Call: Ask Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, about the fate of architect Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial and he’ll tell you it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start over. “There’s been some real conflict between the staff, the Eisenhower family and, to some degree, Congress,” said Simpson, vice chairman … Read more

House Appropriators Ken Calvert and Mike Simpson Express Skepticism Toward Eisenhower Memorial Design

Hannah Hess reports for Roll Call: Despite rosy projections from Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission staff of breaking ground on a monument to the 34th president in the next calendar year, Capitol Hill’s representatives on the commission remain skeptical. “Ultimately, what I think you’ve got to have is a buy-in from the Eisenhower family,” said Rep. … Read more

***HOUSE CUTS OFF ALL 2013 FUNDING FROM EISENHOWER MEMORIAL***

Roll Call reports: Eisenhower Memorial Cut Off From New Funds in Spending Draft By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff June 19, 2012, 7:01 p.m. The Eisenhower Memorial Commission would not receive any new funds in fiscal 2013 under a draft bill unveiled Tuesday from the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. Opponents … Read more