Honoring O’Connor, Ginsburg, Senate Approves Sinema-Backed Bipartisan Bill Authorizing U.S. Capitol Monuments for Justices

Dec 13, 2021

Sinema-backed bipartisan bill permanently places statues of Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg in the U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded the unanimous approval of bipartisan legislation she cosponsored authorizing the placement of statutes honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the U.S. Capitol.
“Justice O’Connor and Justice Ginsburg paved the way for so many women in law and life. By permanently placing their statues in the U.S. Capitol, we’re honoring their legacy and reminding visitors to our nation’s Capitol that women can achieve their dreams with grit and determination,” Sinema said.
Sinema’s bipartisan legislation permanently places the statues of Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg—the first two women to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court—in the U.S. Capitol to honor their achievements in public service, jurisprudence, and advancement of women’s representation at the highest levels of the federal judiciary.
Sinema, an alumna of ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, gave the Convocation Address to the Class of 2019 as Arizona’s first female elected U.S. Senator, where she spoke how Justice O’Connor’s Arizona roots inspired and paved the way for her and other women pursuing careers in law and public service.
In 2019, following Sinema’s efforts, the National Park Service formally added the Sandra Day O’Connor House to the National Register of Historic Places.