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From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Jeanie Borlaug Laube, daughter of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, look to a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug during its unveiling in National Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Jeanie Borlaug Laube, daughter of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, look to a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug during its unveiling in National Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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From left, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Jeanie Borlaug Laube, daughter of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, look to a statue of the late Dr. Norman E. Borlaug during its unveiling in National Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks to reporters at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures as she speaks to reporters at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, walks through Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012, before her news conference. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, is framed through the marble statue of Lewis Cass, representing Michigan, by Daniel Chester French, as she speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, speaks to reporters at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California gestures as she speaks to reporters at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California gestures as she speaks to reporters at Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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A 7-foot bronze statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass created as a gift to the U.S. Capitol from the District of Columbia is "homeless" because of a technicality: the statues in National Statuary Hall must originate in states.

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A 7-foot bronze statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass created as a gift to the U.S. Capitol from the District of Columbia is "homeless" because of a technicality: the statues in National Statuary Hall must originate in states.