If you’re interested in the details of the Adams Memorial Commission, the text can be found in Section 2406 of S. 47: John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act.

The commission has been structured as a 12-member team with four members from the House of Representatives, four members from the Senate, and four members appointed by the President. The White House released a statement specifically calling out this section laying out a Constitutional separation-of-powers argument for stripping commission members from Congress of any decision-making authority and leaving control in the hands of those commission members appointed by the Trump administration. Nothing truly honors John Adams quite like throwing in a bit of drama in what would otherwise be planning mundane logistics.

Thanks to the “Supporters of a John Adams Memorial in Washington D.C.” for reporting on this.