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S. 398 (113th): Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women’s History Museum Act

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A bill to establish the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Susan Collins

Sponsor. Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014
Length: 18 pages
Feb 27, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 13, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


29 Cosponsors (25 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Maloney and Blackburn laud passage of National Women’s History Museum bill by House Administration Committee
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Apr 2, 2014

Bipartisan National Women’s History Museum bill gaining momentum in Congress
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Mar 25, 2014

Maloney and Blackburn team up to bring National Women’s History Museum to the Nation’s Capital
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Dec 11, 2013

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Feb 27, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 31, 2013
Considered by National Parks

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Nov 13, 2014
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S. 398 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 398. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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