The D.C. spending bill approved by a Senate panel this week would help the District government stay open in the event of a federal shutdown and would allow the city to place a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in the halls of the Capitol, advancing a pair of key priorities for local leaders.

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    The House approved a bill Monday to put a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in the U.S. Capitol, bringing the District one step closer to a long-sought symbolic goal. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Dan Lundgren (R-Calif.) and Del. Eleanor ...
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  • House approves bill to put Frederick Douglass statue in Capitol
    ... would be placed alongside statues of other distinguished Americans and will be only the third statue or bust of an African American in the Capitol,” she noted in a statement. “This placement will be a fitting tribute to one of the nation’s most ...
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