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WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved a resolution to move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the United States Capitol.
The Senate took action Wednesday, two days after the House approved a similar bill. It now heads to President Barack Obama for his signature.
Each of the 50 states has two statues in the Capitol, but the district's statues of Douglass and architect Pierre L'Enfant are placed at One Judiciary Square. Advocates for the district have long pushed for the statues to be moved to the Capitol. Douglass would also become the third African-American depicted in a statue there.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the district in Congress, co-sponsored the House bill.
Councilmember Jack Evans today released the following statement regarding the statue of Frederick Douglass, which will soon take its rightful place in Statuary Hall after Senate approval:
"I worked tirelessly along with our Congresswoman, Eleanor Holmes Norton, to secure DC Council passage and funding for this statue, which honors one of the District's most revered and respected citizens.
"I commend the US Congress, specifically Senator Schumer, Senator Durbin, and Congressman Lungren, for taking action and moving one of the District's statues out of its longtime quarantine at One Judiciary Square.
"I look forward to gathering in the Capitol rotunda when the statue is unveiled. Finally, District school children will no longer have to ask where their statue is when visiting the Capitol."