House to vote this week on bill to create women's history museum

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The House is expected to vote next week on legislation to establish a women's history museum in the nation's capital, in a victory for female lawmakers who have been pursuing the effort for years.

A spokeswoman for House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the author of the legislation, confirmed Friday that the vote is slated for next week.

It will come the same week that the House is expected to vote on a resolution to remove the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to prohibit discrimination based on sex.

Maloney's bill, which is poised to pass easily with bipartisan support, states that "establishing a comprehensive women’s history museum representing a diverse range of viewpoints, experience, and backgrounds is necessary to more accurately depict the history of the United States and would add value to the Smithsonian Institution."

Read entire article at The Hill

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