The bill, H.R. 360, from Rep. Terri SewellTerri SewellRyan backs voting rights bill — but tells black caucus it's out of his hands Dems pound drum for voting rights update Juan Williams: GOP disgraces itself with voter ID push 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 CantorJohn Feehery: GOP: Listen to Reince The Trail 2016: Dems struggle for unity Overnight Regulation: Supreme Court rejects GOP redistricting challenge 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.