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 GinsburgMississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade 10 books that take readers inside the lives of American leaders No reason to pack the court 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 FrankelInvesting in child care paves the way to a better economy Democrats introduce equal pay legislation for US national team athletes Omar feuds with Jewish Democrats MORE (Fla.) along with Reps. ackie Speier (Calif.), Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceBlack caucus chair arrested at Capitol during voting rights protest Supreme Court deals blow to Black Caucus voting rights efforts Democrats introduce equal pay legislation for US national team athletes MORE (Mich.), Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarPublic lands that look like America GOP leans into racial issues ahead of midterms Photos of the Week: Infrastructure, Britney Spears and Sen. Tillis's dog MORE (Texas) and Raja KrishnamoorthiSubramanian (Raja) Raja KrishnamoorthiOvernight Health Care: CDC encourages schools to open for in-person learning, masks optional | President directs moves on drug importation, calls for plan to lower drug prices | FDA asks for federal investigation of Alzheimer's drug approval Bipartisan lawmakers press NIH for info on deleted coronavirus data The tool we need to expand COVID-19 vaccinations world-wide MORE (Ill.).

A similar bill was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday by Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises | Website outages hit Olympics, Amazon and major banks Competition laws could be a death knell for startup mergers and acquisitions Democrats introduce bill to hold platforms accountable for misinformation during health crises 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 TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip MORE nominated conservative Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettOvernight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade No reason to pack the court 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 ClintonCourt dismisses GOP suit over proxy voting in House Trump is a complication for Republican hopes in Virginia Pence v. Biden on China: Competing but consistent visions MORE