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H.R.863: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about arts, culture, religion
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Sponsor Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 98 (83 Democrats, 15 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action May 8, 2014
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Bill Summary

Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum Act - Establishes the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum.

Requires the Commission to: (1) report recommendations for a plan of action for the establishment and maintenance of a National Women's History Museum in Washington, D.C.; (2) develop a fundraising plan to support the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Museum through public contributions; (3) obtain an independent review of such fundraising plan, including an analysis of the resources necessary to fund the construction of the Museum and its operations and maintenance in perpetuity without reliance on federal funds; and (4) submit a legislative plan of action to establish and construct the Museum.

Directs the Commission's recommendations to address issues including the impact of the Museum on regional women history-related museums, whether it should be part of the Smithson...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 8, 2014 Received in the Senate.
May 7, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 383 - 33 (Roll no. 201). (text: CR H3471-3472)

May 7, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H3481-3482)
May 7, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
May 7, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 863.
May 7, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3471-3477)
May 7, 2014 Mrs. Lummis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 6, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 327.
May 6, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Natural Resources. H. Rept. 113-411, Part II.
April 10, 2014 Reported by the Committee on House Administration. H. Rept. 113-411, Part I.
April 9, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
April 9, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 9, 2014 Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Discharged.
April 2, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 2, 2014 Ordered to be Reported.
March 25, 2014 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
March 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Administration
Feb. 27, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources