By CBSMiami.com Team

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Saturday will mark five years since the tragedy at Pulse, the Orlando gay club where 49 people were killed in a mass shooting.

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Wednesday designating the former nightclub as a national memorial site.

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Senator Rick Scott introduced the bill and Senator Marco Rubio was a co-sponsor. Scott asked for unanimous consent to pass the bill which it received.

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The House passed the bill back in May.

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A nonprofit established by the owner of Pulse will be in charge of running the memorial and museum.

CBSMiami.com Team