The two have studiously avoided one another since. Indeed, Lewis skipped an appearance at the football on Monday, opting to be in Washington for House votes.
The Democrat and leading civil rights figure did not mention Trump by name in a statement celebrating the enactment of the legislation.
“I am so proud that we were able to work in a bipartisan, bicameral manner to establish Georgia’s first National Historical Park in Dr. King’s name and legacy before what would be his 89th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his tragic assassination,” Lewis said.
“I hope that this moment will serve as a reminder of the constant work to realize Dr. King’s dream of building the Beloved Community -- a community at peace with itself and our neighbors," he added.
Boosters of the Ocmulgee National Monument are hoping Congress will grant the Macon-area park the same designation as the King site later this year.