"Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed," the House speaker said.
Trump has called for the "outright dismissal" of the charges, but several Republican senators have said they won’t support such a move.
The Senate majority leader is facing new pressure to act on stalled election security bills.
Seen as a rising Democratic star, he dropped out of Kansas City, Missouri, mayor's race last year.
“You can’t continue to abuse the system like Democrats have been and not expect for people to try to end that abuse,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said.
The White House chief of staff said Trump doesn't want another shutdown, but he would do it if necessary.
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They’ll hear a sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. But Congress' internal reform has stalled for months.
The bill would let lawmakers hide past offenses and only be punished for "severe or pervasive" harassment, the ACLU said.
It would require lawmakers to pay out of pocket for their misconduct, which some Republicans fought for months.