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GOP Representative of Iowa, Steve King, was the only congressman to vote “no” against a plaque, to be placed in the Capitol, recognizing the history of slave labor. His vote of opposition stood alone against a cause that was, otherwise, overwhelmingly easily approved.

The House of Representatives voted 399-1 for the Capitol Visitor’s Center to house a plaque acknowledging the slave labor that went into the actual construction of the Capitol building. The resolution itself has information that has been quietly kept for many years. For example, slaves built the “Statue of Freedom” that sits on top of

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