Trump signs bill naming post office for Army captain Khan

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill naming a Virginia post office for fallen U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose father criticized the then-candidate in a 2016 Democratic National Convention speech.

The Daily Progress reports U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released a joint statement Friday night saying the president had signed the bill filed by Rep. Tom Garrett. Trump had been roundly criticized for his response to Khizr Khan's speech.

Khan was 27 when he died in Iraq in 2004. He was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was the only University of Virginia alumnus killed in Iraq, according to a university plaque.

The Republican representative for Virginia's 5th District plans to hold a ceremony for the Charlottesville post office before departing next month.

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Gold Star father Khizr Khan, whose son Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq saving fellow soldiers, campaigns for Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, and LuAnn Bennett at the Leesburg Coordinated Campaign Office on November 4, 2016 in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Khizr Khan, whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army in the 10 years after the 9/11 attacks, offers to loan his copy of the Constitution to Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, as he speaks while a relative looks on during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016.

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Gold Star father Khizr Khan speaks before introducing U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., November 6, 2016.

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Gold-star father Khizr Khan, father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 in Iraq, takes part in a discussion panel on the Muslim and Refugee ban in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 2, 2017.

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Gold-Star father Khizr Khan, the father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 during the Iraq War, speaks during a news conference held by House Democrats to introduce legislation "to ensure that no one is denied entry into the United States because of their religion" at the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 2, 2017.

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Khizr Khan, and his wife Ghazala (L), whose son, Humayun S. M. Khan was one of 14 American Muslims who died serving in the U.S. Army in the ten years after the 9/11 attacks, appear with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton supporters at her election night rally in New York, U.S., November 9, 2016.

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Gold-Star father Khizr Khan, father of U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan who was killed in 2004 in Iraq, puts his hand to his heart as he takes part in a discussion panel on the Muslim and refugee ban in the U.S. Capitol in Washington February 2, 2017.

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Council on American-Islamic Relations National Executive Director Nihad Awad, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Gold Star father Khizr Khan listen during a news conference in front of the Capitol February 1, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) hosted the press conference to discuss President Donald Trump's travel ban, which prevents immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S, and objections to Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination to the position of Attorney General.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Khizr Khan attends the ACLU SoCal's 2016 Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)

Khizr Khan attends the ACLU SoCal's 2016 Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on November 13, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

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Khizr Khan, a Virginia Gold Star father, whose son Army Captain Humayun Khan was killed in Iraq, campaigns for Hillary Clinton at Croaker's Spot, a restaurant in Norfolk, Va. on October 26, 2016.

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Khizr Khan gestures after speaking in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during election night outside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016.

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Khizr Khan speaks at Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night party at Javits Center on November 8, 2016 in New York City.

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