The bill does not specify details about the proposed monument, including what it would look like and how much it would cost to build. CNN has reached out to multiple lawmakers’ offices for comment.
“The Notorious RBG was tiny in stature, but a giant in the fight for women’s equality,” Speier told CNN in a statement. “Had it not been for her tireless and fearless dedication, we women in Congress would have had a much different experience in pursuing our dreams to serve our country and shape and inform policy impacting women everywhere. We must immortalize this feminist icon with a statue in the Capitol that honors her legacy and educates future generations of her profound contributions.”
Ginsburg was appointed as an associate justice in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton. In recent years, she became the most senior member of the court’s liberal wing, casting progressive votes on social issues including abortion, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.