Female senators push for National Women’s History Museum

Mikulski said she’d support the National Women's History Museum Commission Act, which is being introduced by Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP lawmaker: 'Republicans were wrong’ to block Garland Senate passes broad spending bill with .1B in Zika funds Senators unveil bill to overhaul apprenticeship programs MORE (R-Maine). The legislation would create a panel to examine and recommend how and where to build the museum in Washington, D.C.

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With funding being cut to control the growing deficit, the proposed legislation calls for the commission to fund itself.

"A museum dedicated to women's history would help ensure that future generations understand what we owe to the many generations of American women who have helped build, sustain and advance our society," Collins said. "This can and should be done at no expense to American taxpayers.”

Mikulski's statement said that she is co-sponsoring Collin's bill with Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Jeanne Shaheen Jeanne ShaheenDems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz Senate panel approves funding boost for TSA Dems: Warren ready to get off sidelines MORE (D-N.H.), Patty MurrayPatty MurrayLawmakers blast poultry, meat industries over worker injuries Senate passes broad spending bill with .1B in Zika funds The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Wash.), Mary LandrieuMary Landrieu oil is changing the world and Washington Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm Republican announces bid for Vitter’s seat MORE (D-La.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyHonor Frank Lautenberg by protecting our kids Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz Sanders pans chemical safety reform deal MORE (D-Ore.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Lobbying World Dem senators: Slash executive pay at pension plans seeking benefit cuts MORE (D-Minn.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiOvernight Energy: Lawmakers closing in on chemical safety deal GOP chair pushes Obama official on Arctic drilling plan McConnell touts 'Senate squad' in Wes Anderson-style video MORE (R-Alaska).

Mikulski is the longest serving women in Congress and refers to herself as the Dean of the Senate women.

Currently, the National Museum for African American History and Culture is under construction on the National Mall.

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