National Women's History Museum Act of 2009 (H.R. 1700) - Passes U.S. House of Representatives!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
October 14, 2009 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1700, also known as The National Women's History Museum Act of 2009.
As you know, this legislation is the first critical step, to be followed by action in the U.S. Senate, that will allow NWHM to purchase federal land at 12th and Independence SW upon which to build a world-class, green National Women's History Museum.
For the first time in our Nation's history, it appears women will finally have a front row seat on our National Mall.
NWHM owes gratitude to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14) for her leadership as our chief sponsor in initiating and guiding this bill through Congress.
The Museum's organizers promise all Americans will be surprised and delighted at what NWHM can and will teach them and future generations about the accomplishments and stories of women who, individually and collectively, have woven our nation's fabric.