The bill, H.R. 360, from Rep. Terri SewellTerrycina (Terri) Andrea SewellRecord number of black women running for office in Alabama after Roy Moore defeat Dem: Trump blocking memo shows he's 'not interested in transparency' Recy Taylor's granddaughter to attend State of the Union as Dem's guest 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.

"It is significant how deep the bipartisan support is for awarding this high honor to four lovely and innocent young girls whose legacy led to permanent change for the better in Alabama and our society," Sewell said in March. "From our vantage point 50 years later, we see clearly how an act of evil done at a House of God in downtown Birmingham stirred the consciences of decent people everywhere and resulted in landmark civil rights achievements."

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 Ivan CantorGOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House Feehery: The governing party 'Release the memo' — let's stop pretending that Democrats are the defenders of the FBI 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.