D.C. Council Drafts Letter Requesting Statues in U.S. Capitol

Tuesday, Oct 5, 2010  |  Updated 3:00 PM EDT
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D.C. Council Drafts Letter Requesting Statues in U.S. Capitol

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The D.C. Council is continuing its push to get statues in the U.S Capitol Building.

Council members drafted a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urging them to let the District put two statues in the Capitol Building, just as the 50 states do.

In the letter, which hasn't been sent yet, the members said it's "urgent" that Congress act to allow the statues before they adjourn in just a few days.

The city has already created the two statues it would place in the Capitol. One is of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The other is of Pierre L'Enfant, the architect of the original plan for Washington.


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