U.S. House votes to scuttle statues of Confederate leaders, bust of Dred Scott author

Colorado House members vote along party lines

By: - June 30, 2021 4:00 am

A statue of Alexander Hamilton Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865, is on display in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol June 18, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has requested that Congress remove this statue and 10 others of Confederate soldiers and officials from the U.S. Capitol. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.