Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn sponsor bill to put Bush 41 and wife Barbara on coin

WASHINGTON D.C. (KTRK) -- Lawmakers want to honor the memory of President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara by putting their faces on a coin.

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Senator Susan Collins of Maine introduced a bill authorizing the U.S. Treasury to mint one dollar coins featuring the former president and first lady.

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The former first couple, who lived in Maine as well as Texas, both passed away last year. Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are both sponsors of the bill.
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