The federal government has the power to rename a street in DC.
The question is does it have the nads...?
Not so sure of that. If the District government can legalize gay marriage (before the Supreme Court ruling, ban conversion therapy, and legalize assisted suicide without Congressional approval then I would think they would also control something as mundane as naming streets. This bill is for political consumption only.
Renaming the street will show them! LOL.
Gotta have some serious high "T" to pull that off.
I'm sure the CCP will be intimidated.