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Bill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill

Bill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill
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Democratic lawmakers have offered legislation to build a monument on Capitol Hill to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCourt packing legislation straight out of Maduro's playbook Amy Coney Barrett receives million advance for book deal: report Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire MORE, who became a liberal icon during her years on the high court and died in September.

The House bill was sponsored by Rep. Lois FrankelLois Jane FrankelFlorida Rep. Alcee Hastings dies at 84 Bill introduced to create RBG monument on Capitol Hill How Congress dismissed women's empowerment MORE (Fla.) along with Reps. ackie Speier (Calif.), Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceLobbying world Congressional Black Caucus members post selfie celebrating first WH visit in four years Troops defending Capitol sickened by undercooked meat: report MORE (Mich.), Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarDemocrat: Ex-Trump aide Miller should be jailed for human rights violations Democrats play defense on border crisis Democrats move smaller immigration bills while eyeing broad overhaul MORE (Texas) and Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiA proposal to tackle congressional inside trading: Invest in the US Instagram sparks new concerns over 'kidfluencer' culture Hillicon Valley: Intel heads to resume threats hearing scrapped under Trump | New small business coalition to urge action on antitrust policy | Amazon backs corporate tax hike to pay for infrastructure MORE (Ill.).

A similar bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharJimmy Carter remembers Mondale as 'best vice president in our country's history' Hillicon Valley: Apple approves Parler's return to App Store | White House scales back response to SolarWinds, Microsoft incidents | Pressure mounts on DHS over relationship with Clearview AI Democrats push Twitter, Facebook to remove vaccine 'disinformation dozen' MORE (D-Minn.) along with 15 other Democratic senators.

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“She was an icon and a trailblazer who dedicated her life to opening doors for women at a time when so many insisted on keeping them shut,” Klobuchar said. “It is only fitting that the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives honor her life and service by establishing a monument in the Capitol.”

Ginsburg has been seen as a feminist icon to many for her work in the justice system. She sat on the Supreme Court for 27 years. 

Her death triggered a fierce clash months before the presidential election when President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE nominated conservative Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettAmy Coney Barrett receives million advance for book deal: report The Supreme Court creates a new religious aristocracy ABC lands first one-on-one TV interview with Garland since confirmation MORE to replace her. She was confirmed to the court just before the election.  

Ginsburg was the second woman to ever serve on the Supreme Court and was appointed by former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Polls suggest House Democrats will buck midterm curse and add to their ranks Democratic Rep. Mondaire Jones calls on Breyer to retire MORE