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Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence

Representing the 14th District of Michigan

Will the United States Finally Get a National Women’s History Museum? Congress Just Introduced Two Bipartisan Bills to Build One

April 8, 2019
In The News

As Women’s History Month drew to a close last week, Congress introduced bipartisan bills in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a new Smithsonian museum dedicated to women’s history. “The US needs and deserves a comprehensive women’s history museum that will inspire men and women of all ages and for future generations,” said representative Carolyn Maloney, a democrat from New York, in a statement. “For too long, women who have made extraordinary contributions to our nation have been left out of the telling of our history. We can, and we must, change that.” The House of Representatives bill, H.R.1980, is sponsored by Maloney with Brian Fitzpatrick, Brenda Lawrence, and Eleanor Holmes Norton. A companion piece of legislation, S.959, was introduced in the Senate by Susan Collins and Dianne Feinstein. Both bills are called the “Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act.”