A invoice launched by progressive freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse that has been stalled within the U.S. Senate for months acquired assist Friday from an unlikely ally: President Donald Trump.
Neguse’s invoice, H.R. 473, would create a monument in Washington, D.C., to honor suffragists and the 19th Modification. The sculpture, crafted by Loveland artist Jane DeDecker, would characteristic Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Fact, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul.
“I’ve performed extra for WOMEN than simply about any President in HISTORY!” Trump tweeted Friday. “As we have fun the 100th Anniversary of ladies’s voting rights, we must always construct a BEAUTIFUL STATUE in Washington D.C. to honor the various courageous ladies who made this doable for our GREAT COUNTRY.”
“Congress ought to ship me H.R. 473 ASAP and make this occur!” the president added in a subsequent tweet. “It is going to INSPIRE all ladies to proceed being daring and courageous in attaining their DREAMS!”
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The invoice is co-sponsored by your entire Colorado congressional delegation and unanimously handed the U.S. Home in February on a voice vote, a tactic used for uncontroversial laws. Nevertheless it has not been acted on within the Senate.
Trump’s assertion of assist doesn’t assure the Republican-controlled Senate will move the invoice, however it does make that final result much more possible.
“The USA Senate should do their job and take up this broadly supported invoice,” Neguse, a Lafayette Democrat, stated Friday, “together with numerous different widespread sense provisions which have stalled over the past two years as a result of Senate’s inaction.”