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Collins, Klobuchar, Murkowski, Sinema Bill Honoring Supreme Court Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg to be Signed into Law

The legislation, co-sponsored by King, will honor the Justices with statues in the U.S. Capitol or on the Capitol Grounds

Washington, D.C. – By overwhelming, bipartisan votes, Congress passed legislation authored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg with statues within the U.S. Capitol or on Capitol grounds. The bill, which was co-sponsored by Senator Angus King (I-ME), now heads to the President’s’ desk to be signed into law. 


“Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg will always be known as dedicated public servants, fierce champions for equality, and accomplished Americans who broke countless barriers in the field of law,” said Senator Collins. “Statues in the nation’s capital honoring the first two women to serve on the highest court in the land will serve as fitting tributes to their invaluable contributions to our country.”


In addition to Senators Collins, Klobuchar, Murkowski, Sinema, and King, the legislation was co-sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Tina Smith (D-MN).


The House of Representatives introduced companion legislation led by Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Veronica Escobar (D-TX), Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR).


The bill passed the Senate unanimously and passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 349-63.