Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday

Biden to pay tribute to Lewis at Capitol on Monday
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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPrivacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus Trump crowd chants 'lock her up' about Omar as president warns of refugees in Minnesota MORE will honor the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisThe House's stake in filibuster reform Hillicon Valley: Productivity, fatigue, cybersecurity emerge as top concerns amid pandemic | Facebook critics launch alternative oversight board | Google to temporarily bar election ads after polls close Underwood takes over as chair of House cybersecurity panel MORE (D-Ga.) as his body lies in state at the U.S. Capitol on Monday.

Biden's campaign announced that the former vice president will travel to Washington in a press release late Sunday evening.

Lewis died on July 17 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year. The lawmaker and civil rights legend was also honored with one last trip via horse-drawn carriage over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., on Saturday, in remembrance of the former activist's 1965 march over the bridge that ended with Lewis and others being savagely beaten by police.

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Members of both parties have honored the former congressman since his passing, with many lawmakers calling the venerable Georgia Democrat the "conscience of the Congress."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE previously acknowledged Lewis's legacy in a tweet but has not yet announced plans to honor him at the Capitol.