I suppose it has a certain bureaucratic elegance:
For the first time ever, a bill that would change the name of the Department of the Navy will be voted on as a standalone measure on the House floor.
The legislation, which would rename the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps, will be debated on the House floor in April, according to bill sponsor Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.). The measure, which has 368 co-sponsors, is expected to easily pass the lower chamber.
It has always bugged the Marine officers of my acquaintance that the fell under the Department of the Navy, a fact I enjoyed reminding them of when they’d gotten too big for their Bellevilles.
I guess I’ll have to work on something else.