Artist Jim Sanborn knew that some of the world's greatest intelligence officers of the time would be passing by his piece every day, so he decided to create a work of art that would challenge them.
Democrats said they hoped the legislation would win bipartisan support.
Thousands of protesters have marched across the United States and Europe calling for the removal of monuments seen as glorifying the imperialist nature of countries such as Britain.
American legend is built on highly imperfect people who strove to create a more perfect union.
'It was wrong to tear down the Chrisopher Columbus statue, because Columbus was not a slave owner.'
Critics pointed out that Nazi camps are maintained to show their horror, while statues of Confederate leaders exist to glorify them.
Calling itself a Statuary Sanctuary City, Newton Falls has promised to be a home for any statues of historical figures with legacies marred by racism or slavery.
The statue, which was dedicated in 1984, is among the latest of historical figures with problematic legacies linked to racism and slavery to be toppled by protesters throughout the country.
Dozens of law enforcement officers, led by US Park Police, stormed into the square and scattered protesters.