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H.R. 1164: Emancipation Statue Removal Act

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Should the statue from 1876 remain standing in 2021?


In 2020, there was a national reckoning over Civil War-related names and imagery across the country and all levels of government.

The House voted to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol complex, though the bill never received a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. Congress voted to rename U.S. military bases named after former Confederates, overriding President Donald Trump’s veto. Even bastions of conservatism like Mississippi voted to remove the Confederate flag symbol from their state flag and Pensacola, Florida removed Confederate statues in 2020.

Though even those moves have faced opposition, the votes were still relatively bipartisan and lopsided. The U.S. House vote was 305–113, while the Mississippi vote was 91–23 in the state House and 37–14 …

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Eleanor Holmes Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 18, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Feb 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 18, 2021

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3 Cosponsors (3 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 18, 2021

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