The U.S. Senate unanimously passed legislation designating the site of the Pulse Nightclub a national memorial, NBC News reported.
The House passed its version of the bill May 12. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden, who has supported a number of pro-LGBTQ proposals and is expected to sign it into law, although it's unclear when.
Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida, introduced the Senate bill. Scott was governor on June 12, 2016, when 49 clubgoers were killed and dozens more wounded before the shooter was killed in a shootout with law enforcement.
While a similar bill passed the House in 2020, it languished in the Senate. This year, Scott's measure passed by unanimous consent, with bipartisan backing from fellow Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, and California Sen. Alex Padilla, a Democrat.
According to USA Today, a message posted to Pulse's Facebook page read, "The unanimous consent is such welcome news as we are set to mark the five-year remembrance of the Pulse tragedy. This recognition from both the House and Senate means so much to the LGBTQ+ community. #WeWillNotLetHateWin."