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H.R. 7573: To direct the Joint Committee on the Library to replace the bust of Roger Brooke Taney in the Old Supreme Court Chamber of the United States Capitol with a bust of Thurgood Marshall to be obtained by the Joint Committee on the Library and to remove certain statues from areas of the United States Capitol which are accessible to the public, to remove all statues of individuals who voluntarily served the Confederate States of America from display in the United States Capitol, and for other purposes.

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Steny Hoyer

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 10 pages
Jul 13, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 22, 2020

This bill passed in the House on July 22, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

94% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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Hoyer Remarks at Press Conference on Legislation to Remove Bust of Dred Scott Jurist, Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] (Sponsor) on Jul 22, 2020

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Remarks in Support of Confederate Statue Removal Legislation
    — Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA13] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 22, 2020

Grothman Statement on Confederate Statue Bill
    — Rep. Glenn Grothman [R-WI6] on Jul 22, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 7573 will add $5 million in new spending through 2030.


Jul 13, 2020

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Jul 17, 2020
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Jul 22, 2020
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