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Lawmakers: Time to recognize women's history through a national museum

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A pair of federal lawmakers said Wednesday the time has come to established a national museum dedicated to women’s history.

With a record number of female lawmakers in Congress, there is bipartisan momentum to recognize the accomplishments of women without spending any taxpayer funds, they said.

“This would be a privately funded museum,” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, told MSNBC.

She and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, said there is a nonprofit organization set up to drive the effort, although it is unclear where the museum would be located.

“We need a site to put all this together,” Mrs. Maloney said.

The museum would cost $400 million to $500 million, MSNBC reported.

“I think women across the country, conservative and liberal, are going to say this is a worthy cause,” Mrs. Blackburn said.

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