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 CollinsRepublican opposition to raising the minimum wage Is crumbling 5 takeaways from the Indiana Senate debate GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (R-Maine). The legislation would create a panel to examine and recommend how and where to build the museum in Washington, D.C.

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 ShaheenPodesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs Obama signs 'bill of rights' for rape survivors into law Four military options for Obama in Syria MORE (D-N.H.), Patty MurrayPatty MurrayWhat the 'Bernie Sanders wing of the GOP' can teach Congress Senate Dems demand answers from Wells Fargo over treatment of military A fight for new rights MORE (D-Wash.), Mary LandrieuMary LandrieuTrump’s implosion could cost GOP in Louisiana Senate race Louisiana needs Caroline Fayard as its new senator La. Senate contender books seven-figure ad buy MORE (D-La.), Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleyOvernight Healthcare: Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push | Groups sound alarm over Medicare premium hike Top ObamaCare lobbyists reject 'public option' push Liberal groups urge Schumer to reject Bayh for Banking gavel MORE (D-Ore.), Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharGreat Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system Podesta floated Bill Gates, Bloomberg as possible Clinton VPs EpiPen maker to pay 5M to settle overcharging case MORE (D-Minn.) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiWriting in Mike Pence won’t do any good in these states GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide 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.