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Legislation to rename post office after Vel Phillips heads to President Trump

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An effort to re-name a Milwaukee Post Office after Vel Phillips now heads to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. 

The U.S. Senate passed legislation that would rename the post office near MLK and Center the Vel R. Phillips Post Office building. 

Senators Tammy Baldwin and Ron Johnson introduced the legislation in September. 

Vel Phillips was a pioneering civil rights leader in Milwaukee who died earlier in 2018. 

Phillips was also the first African American elected to the Milwaukee Common Council and to statewide office in Wisconsin. 

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