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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Republicans plan to vote this year on legislation promoting construction of a National Women’s History Museum, Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) office told The Hill.