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NWHM Legislation Passes Out of House Committee

September 8th, 2011

NWHM is pleased to announce passage today of the National Women’s History Museum bill in the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Next stop, the House floor.

The NWHM bill was attached to other legislation supported by Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and re-introduced as HR 2844, the National Women’s History Museum and Federal Facilities Consolidation and Efficiency Act of 2011. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) is a cosponsor of the bill.

The legislative language in the new bill revises and further clarifies the boundaries of the site that NWHM will be allowed to purchase at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., adjacent to the National Mall. This change eliminates any questions as to Congressional intent and will be helpful in site negotiations with the General Services Administration (GSA), the nation’s landlord.

NWHM urges support for the passage of HR 2844. Please contact your Member of Congress to encourage their support for this bill. For more information on NWHM and legislation go to www.nwhm.org.

Women Making Trouble

July 30th, 2009

Recently in the news was the strong criticism by two experts on the Texas Board of Education to review Texas social studies curriculum standards…

In the criticism expressed by two of these consultants, they specifically mentioned Anne Hutchinson as overrated. Peter Marshall, an evangelical minister who also advocated for stronger emphasis on the role of Christianity in U.S. history, dismissed Hutchinson, saying “She was certainly not a significant colonial leader, and didn’t accomplish anything except getting herself exiled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for making trouble.” Read the rest of this entry »