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S. 3957: Confederate Monument Removal Act

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About the bill

Should one of the most important U.S. government buildings feature commemorations of men who fought against the U.S. government?

Context

The Capitol Building’s Statuary Hall features 100 statues, depicting two notable people from each of the 50 states, chosen by the state itself. Included are such notable names as George Washington for VirginiaHelen Keller for AlabamaThomas Edison for Ohio, and Sakagawea for North Dakota.

However, 11 of the 100 statues depict Confederate leaders — including such notable names as Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederacy President Jefferson Davis — representing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. (Both of Mississippi’s statues depict Confederate leaders.)

Amid the recent momentum to take down Confederate statues across the country, some are calling ...

Sponsor and status

Cory Booker

Sponsor. Junior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jun 12, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Introduced on Jun 12, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on June 12, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jun 12, 2020
 
Introduced

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S. 3957 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3957. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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