Steps Taken To Remove Racist Statues From U.S. Capitol

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE TAKING STEPS TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE AND RACIST STATUES FROM U.S. CAPITOL

(CNN) – A House panel is taking steps to remove racist statues from the U.S. Capitol.

The move is tucked into the House Appropriations Committee Legislative branch funding bill for next year.

It’s a directive for the architect of the Capitol to remove statues or busts that represent figures who took part in the Confederate Army or government.

It also goes beyond just those with links to the Confederacy.

It directs the removal of statues and busts of people with “unambiguous records of racial intolerance.”

A Congressional aide said there would be a subcommittee markup of the bill on Monday.

The aide said a full committee vote takes place later in the week and floor consideration is expected later in the month.

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