- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee Republican, said the House will vote Wednesday on whether to authorize a commission to explore placing a National Women’s History Museum in Washington.

“This commission would have 18 months to do their work, report back to congress, and then Congress would vote on whether or not the program would proceed,” she said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat who worked with Ms. Blackburn on the proposal, said the bill has already passed the House and Senate in previous sessions of Congress, but never in the same year.

“We hope that the third time is the charm: This time, it’ll pass and be enacted in law,” she said. “My goal is by 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, we’ll be opening the doors of the Women’s History Museum on or near the National Mall.”