Lois Frankel Wants Statues of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Capitol

Last week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., introduced a proposal to “obtain and permanently install statues honoring Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor in the U.S. Capitol or on the U.S. Capitol Grounds.”

Frankel weighed in on her proposal after she unveiled it.

“Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor broke rock-hard barriers becoming the first women to sit on the Supreme Court and proved that women belong anywhere decisions are being made,” said Frankel. “Celebrating their careers with statues in their honor will inspire millions of visitors from around the world that pass through our Capitol.”

Frankel’s proposal has the support of seven co-sponsors including U.S. Reps. Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, R-PR, and Jackie Speier, D-Calif. The proposal was sent to the U.S. House Committee on House Administration.

Over in the U.S. Senate, the companion measure is being championed by U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz.


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