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 CollinsSanders is most popular senator, according to constituent poll Senate Dem takes on drugmaker: ‘It’s time to slaughter some hogs’ GOP blocks slate of Obama judicial nominees 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 ShaheenCarter pledges probe of sex assault testimony Pentagon looks to reduce billion energy bill Senate looks for easy wins amid 2016 gridlock MORE (D-N.H.), Patty MurrayPatty MurrayOvernight Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill Senate GOP hardening stance against emergency funding for Zika Overnight Healthcare: More trouble for Zika funding 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 MerkleyOvernight Finance: Fed steady on rates; Dems rally behind retirement rule Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico pressure builds; Big tariff vote Wednesday Senate votes to increase wind energy funding MORE (D-Ore.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate passes resolution honoring Prince CBS News lands Sanders as WHCA dinner guest Minnesota senators praise Prince on Senate floor MORE (D-Minn.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiWeek ahead: Senate looks to wrap up energy, water spending bill Energy issues roil race for Senate Federal safety board takes heat for reality TV show 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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