GOP, Dem lawmakers unite in call for women’s history museum

No federal funds seen for new facility

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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.

According to MSNBC, the museum would cost between $400 million and $500 million.

“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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