DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan U.S. Rep. Fred Upton says the U.S. House has authorized putting a statue of President Gerald Ford in the Capitol Rotunda.

All 14 other members of Michigan’s congressional delegation co- sponsored the resolution, which the House passed 396-0 on Monday and now goes to the U.S. Senate.

Ford represented western Michigan in the U.S. House before becoming vice president under President Richard Nixon, then succeeding Nixon in 1974. Ford died in 2006.

A presentation ceremony for the new statue is planned for May 3rd.