This event has already occurred — House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will dedicate a statue of the late Rosa L. Parks at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, February 27 in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.
On December 1, 2005, President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 4145, legislation directing Congress to obtain a statue of Rosa Parks and provide for its placement in the United States Capitol. This will be the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the Capitol.
Due to this event there will be no tours of the U.S. Capitol that day until 2 p.m. Prior to 2 p.m., the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center will be available for official business, House and Senate Gallery pass holders, and those who have been invited to attend the event.