SB 446 Replaces Founding Fathers statues in National Statuary Hall

Ask Chair Senator Ginny Burdick not the hear this bill:​​ ​

This bill seeks to replace the long standing placement of Founding Fathers Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol with Nez Perce Chief Joseph and Abigail Scott Duniway.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Removes two Oregon Founding Fathers, Jason Lee and John McLoughlin who were chosen by a lengthy process of Public Testimony throughout Oregon, this is the seventh attempt to remove and replace the statues by legislative action, the previous bills have died in committee. Jason Lee and John McLoughlin were selected by a Statewide polling and comment period.

Fiscal Responsibility
Will establish the National Statuary Hall Replacement Fund.

Local Control
Jason Lee was Oregon’s most heroic figure” Hon Ben Olcott, Governor of Oregon.  Online History.

John McLoughin known as the “Father of Oregon.”

Chief Joseph was a Nez Perce chief who, in 1877, faced with settlement by whites of tribal lands in Oregon, led his followers in a dramatic effort to escape to Canada.

Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) Woman Suffragist.

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