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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  • Frederick Douglass Statue Moves Step Closer to Place of Honor in U.S. Capitol
    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 Agrees to Move Douglass Statue to U.S. Capitol
    "He is now one step closer to being honored with a statue in Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol, a statue that has been on display at One Judiciary Square.” Some 180 statues are on display throughout the Capitol complex, though only two are of African ...
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  • House approves bill to put Frederick Douglass statue in Capitol
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