The bill, H.R. 360, from Rep. Terri SewellTerri SewellA guide to the committees: House CBC to Trump: Keep Richard Cordray, ensure the protection of American consumers WHIP LIST: More than 60 Dems boycotting Trump's inauguration 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 CantorGOP shifting on immigration Breitbart’s influence grows inside White House Ryan reelected Speaker in near-unanimous GOP vote 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.