So Congress approved a memorial to Navy Divers to be built in Washington, DC. Actually, it was only a sense of Congress and the memorial still needs legislative authorization. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (H.R. 4310) approved construction of a memorial to honor military divers. The memorial would go in the Washington Navy Yard in the nation's capital.
For details, see the story linked to below.
But the bill, which Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed in December, didn't give actual legislative authority.
So Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) made it a point to introduce legislation to officially allow the construction. He did so almost immediately as the 113th Congress convened. His bill, the Man in the Sea Memorial Act, (H.R. 165), introduced Jan. 4, would place in front of the Navy Dive School “a memorial to honor the members of the armed forces who have served as divers and whose service in defense of the United States has been carried out beneath the waters of the world.”
No one immediately cosponsored the bill, which was referred to both the committees on Armed Services and Natural Resources.
Read about the bill at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/D?d113:1:./temp/~bdqk1Q:@@@X|/home/LegislativeData.php|.