The bill, H.R. 360, from Rep. Terri SewellTerri SewellLawmakers launch Congressional Football Caucus In Italy, Pelosi plays up NATO ties Southern lawmakers fight to keep USDA catfish inspections MORE (D-Ala.), would posthumously award all four with a Congressional Gold Medal. The bipartisan legislation has 296 co-sponsors, and it was introduced with the six other members of the Alabama delegation as original co-sponsors.
Soon after the bombing, Martin Luther King delivered the eulogy for the children. According to Sewell's office, the bombing "became a galvanizing force for the passage of historic civil rights legislation, including the Voting Rights Act of 1964."
House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorRyan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus GOPers fear trillion-dollar vote is inevitable Insiders dominate year of the outsider MORE (R-Va.) announced on Thursday that the bill would be considered under a suspension of House rules. That will require a two-thirds majority vote, a hurdle the bill will clear easily.
Passage is expected as early as Tuesday.