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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.