LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A new bill calls for Arkansas' two statues at the U.S. Capitol to be replaced with ones depicting the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate and a folk musician.
Republican Sen. Missy Irvin on Monday filed l egislation calling for statues of Hattie Caraway and Jimmy Driftwood at the U.S. Capitol building. Arkansas is currently represented by statues of James P. Clarke, a former governor and U.S. senator in the late 1800s and 1900s, and Uriah Rose, a 19th century attorney.
Caraway represented Arkansas in the U.S. Senate for 14 years. Driftwood was a prolific folk singer and songwriter.
A proposal to replace the current statues with ones depicting civil rights activist Daisy Bates and singer Johnny Cash failed before a Senate committee last week.