House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from Capitol

Representatives voted 305-113 in favor of the measure.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved the removal of statues of Confederate leaders from the Capitol Building by a vote of 305-113. The vote included the bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney who wrote the 1857 Supreme Court decision that stated people of African descent were not U.S. citizens.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn expressed the importance of the measure saying, “There are still vestiges that remain in this sacred building that glorify people and a movement that embraced that flag and sought to divide and destroy our great country. This legislation will remove these commemorations from places of honor and demonstrate that as Americans we do not celebrate those who seek to divide us.” The bill will now move to the Senate where its future is uncertain. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead the Senate on how to vote on this bill
  • That God would help the nation heal from its history.
  • For the Lord to guide Congress to pass laws that ensure equality for all. 

Sources: Washington Post, The Hill


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