Women's History Museum Moves Closer to Reality

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 05:12 PM

 

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Lawmakers have revived a long-stalled effort to create a National Women's History Museum in the nation's capital.

The Republican-controlled House voted 383-33 on Wednesday to create a commission to study the feasibility of a museum on the National Mall. A similar measure is pending in the Senate.

Congress has allowed previous legislation calling for a women's museum to die at least twice since 2005.

Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York say the contributions of women have been mostly left out of museums and national landmarks.

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota spoke against the bill. She says the museum concept "will enshrine the radical feminist movement."

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