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H.R. 1980: Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act

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To establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Carolyn Maloney

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

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Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019
Length: 20 pages
Mar 28, 2019

Ordered Reported on Nov 12, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 12, 2019.

32% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Maloney Celebrates Women's Museum Bill Passage in Committee on House Administration
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Sponsor) on Nov 12, 2019

Committee on House Administration Passes Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 12, 2019

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses Bill to Establish Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
    — Rep. Tom Reed [R-NY23] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 25, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 1980 will add $374 million in new spending through 2029.
Institute for Spending Reform estimates H.R. 1980 will add $190 million in new spending through 2029.


Mar 28, 2019

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Nov 12, 2019
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Nov 13, 2019
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H.R. 1980 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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