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May 8, 2014 In The News

The House on Wednesday approved a commission to study building a women’s history museum in Washington, advancing an effort that has beenstalled in Congress for more than a decade. Drafted by Representatives Carolyn B.

May 8, 2014 In The News

Last night, the House approved a bill that could finally make a national women’s history museum a reality. It's a pretty big deal. You might not realize that, because you might not know how long the fight for such a structure has been going on (more than a decade) or how many roadblocks it has hit along the way. Regardless, H.R.

May 8, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing history textbooks, national parks and landmarks that mostly leave women out, lawmakers on Wednesday revived a long-stalled effort to create a National Women's History Museum in the nation's capital.

May 8, 2014 In The News

Take a trip to Washington and along the Washington Mall, you can visit a natural history museum, or one devoted to space, or even a museum full of Asian art. Congresswomen Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Carolyn Maloney of New York want a women’s history museum on or near the Mall, too.

May 7, 2014 In The News

The House on Wednesday in an overwhelming 383-33 vote approved a measure to create a commission to study building a national women's history museum, despite concerns from some conservatives.

The bill would set an 18-month timeline for an eight-member panel to report recommendations for bringing a women's history museum on or near the National Mall.

May 7, 2014 In The News

Washington (CNN) – The election-year attention on women lands directly on the House floor Wednesday, after Republican leaders decided to allow a vote on a National Women's History Museum, changing their approach to the issue.

May 7, 2014 In The News

The U.S. House overwhelmingly voted, 383-33,  to establish a bipartisan commission to make recommendations for building a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C.

May 6, 2014 In The News

Marsha Blackburn seems like an unlikely partner for Carolyn Maloney's long-standing legislative effort, but she may be just the ally Maloney needs.

At first blush, it's comedic—New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney and Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn seldom agree on anything. Now, finally, the two House members have found some common ground. Not that it was easy.

Mar 26, 2014 In The News
WASHINGTON — A once-ailing effort to build a national women’s history museum on or near the National Mall has been given new life by a declaration of support from the House majority leader and the ascension of women to key committee posts in the Senate, supporters in both parties said Tuesday.
Mar 21, 2014 In The News

It took seven decades before the rudely banished monument to three historic suffragists — Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott — was hauled up from the basement of the United States Capitol in 1997 and restored to its rightful place by the rotunda.

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