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Lawmaker seeks delay on Eisenhower Memorial

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is asking for further delay on any approvals for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial being planned for the a site near the National Mall.

California Rep. Darrell Issa sent a letter Thursday to the Eisenhower Memorial Commission saying more questions must be answered about the design process for the memorial before it’s approved.

Issa says he hasn’t received any answers from the General Services Administration about how architect Frank Gehry was chosen to design the memorial.

Issa is also a member of the National Capital Planning Commission, a panel that must approve the design before construction can begin. He says he won’t support the design until there is a thorough examination.

Eisenhower’s family also objects to some elements of the design.