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H.R. 19: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act

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The Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act would establish the creation of a new museum on the subject by the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The actual construction of the building would be financed fully by private donations, estimated at $150-$180 million. Taxpayer dollars would be used for the actual operation of the museum once it’s up and running, as is true for the other Smithsonian Institution museums.

The bill was introduced in March 2017 by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12), numbered H.R. 19. The bill’s ...

Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2017
Length: 16 pages

Mar 30, 2017


Introduced on Mar 30, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 30, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 30, 2017

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H.R. 19 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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