NWHM Legislation Passes Out of House Committee

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.

10 Responses to “NWHM Legislation Passes Out of House Committee”

  1. myra bahme says:

    Why not have a sample letter of support and a link from the NWHA web site to the Congressional members’ e-mails? This would make it much easier for your membership to respond to your request that we contact our members of Congress in support of the bill.

  2. Jane Prugh says:

    What wonderful news! Let’s hope we succeed this time!

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  4. Erin Poteet says:

    Please add my name to your mailing list. I am a student at George Washington University in my last year as a geology major.
    I applaud all of your efforts in behalf of women everywhere.

  5. Ryan Parker says:

    Was this bill passed or is the decision still pending?

  6. Can we get Rep. Maloney to circulate a Dear Colleague sign-on letter urging other Representatives to show support AND THEN VOTE for HR 2844? It would be most helpful in this effort to have a Republican sponsor, too-man or woman.

    And, would it be legislatively appropriate to have a similar Dear Colleague circulated among Senate members? We have Sens. Mikulski,Feinstein, Boxer,Gillibrand, Baldwin,Warren,Klobuchar,Murray, et.al. Perhaps Meryl Streep would be willing to assist in advancing such efforts?

  7. P. S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s wife is a terrific journalist.
    Is former Representative Gabby Gifford using all her time to recuperate, or might she be persuaded to become involved somehow? Semd me her home address & a publicity packet & I’ll write to her.
    How about urging Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, or Amy Goodman to become involved? Send ME a publicity packet & I’ll write to them.

  8. Jeni Ellis Halliday says:

    Please add me to your mailing list.

  9. please add me to your mailing list

  10. NWHM says:

    Hi Jeni,

    We just added you! Thank you for your interest.

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