Despite vows from the White House to block any name change of military bases named after Confederate officers, the proposal is gathering bipartisan momentum. 

The Senate Armed Services Committee included in its draft of the annual defense authorization bill a proposal to change the names of bases honoring Confederate officers. The proposal mentions that the name changes happen within the next three years and a commission review potential replacement name changes.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK), said that he voted against the renaming, during the closed-door session, but was overruled by a majority of members, including some Republicans.

On Thursday, House members Reps. Anthony Brown (D-MD), and Don Bacon (R-NEB), introduced a new bill that will force the name change even faster. Their legislation aims to rename any current military installations honoring Confederate generals within a year.