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H.R. 1980 (116th): Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Feb 11, 2020.

Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act

(Sec. 3) This bill establishes in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum.

Such museum shall be named by the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

(Sec. 4) The bill establishes a council, that, among other things, shall make recommendations to the board on the planning, design, and construction of the museum.

(Sec. 7) The board shall designate a site for the museum, with priority given to a site that is on or near the National Mall.