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The legislation is not considered controversial since its costs are negligible, but given the strained relationship between Lewis and Trump, it remains to be seen if the bipartisan endeavor will face resistance from the White House.
Lewis has openly criticized Trump's presidency; Trump has fired shots at Lewis and his distrcit. Earlier this month, the Democrat said he would not attend the grand opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum because he'd have had to share a stage with Trump.
Another bill passed by the Senate Thursday would establish a U.S. Civil Rights Network within the National Park Service. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO), would authorize the NPS to coordinate and facilitate activities to commemorate and honor the civil rights movement.
Washington correspondent Tamar Hallerman contributed to this report.
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1. Lewis was physically attacked and injured several times marching for civil rights in the '60s. 2. He was the youngest speaker in 1963's March on Washington. 3. President Obama awarded Lewis the Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a civilian can receive. 4. Lewis has spent decades protesting injustice. He has been arrested 45 times, including 5 times as a congressman. 5. He has also written several acclaimed books, including a graphic novel about Selma.