JAMES PAUL CLARKE: One of two statues in U.S. Capitol that would be replaced under legislation that passed the Senate today.

The Senate  Monday voted 33-0 to replace the current statues representing Arkansas in Washington’s hall of statuary with statues representing civil rights leader Daisy Bates and Arkansas native musician Johnny Cash.

The bill now goes to the House.


The current representatives are former senator and governor James Clarke and lawyer Uriah Rose.

Passage of the bill will set off a process of notification to federal authorities and other necessary elements, including selection of a sculptor. It does not allocate money, but says financing of it will include appropriations, private gifts, grants and donations.