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S.398: Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about arts, culture, religion
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Sponsor Susan Collins, R-Maine
Total Cosponsors 29 (25 Democrats, 1 Independent, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 10, 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
Dec. 10, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 630.
Dec. 10, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Landrieu with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 113-290.
Nov. 13, 2014 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 31, 2013 Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 113-93.
Feb. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (text of measure as introduced: CR S945-946)