Federal - HR 1980

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

Introduced

March 28, 2019

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

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Co-Sponsors 293

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  • March 11, 2020LaHood, R-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E302

  • Feb. 18, 2020Mullin, R-Okla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E191

  • Feb. 12, 2020Cohen, D-Tenn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E177

  • Feb. 12, 2020Rouda, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E174

  • Feb. 12, 2020Emmer, R-Minn., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E178

  • Feb. 12, 2020 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Congressional Record p. S1039

  • Feb. 11, 2020Velazquez, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1037

  • Feb. 11, 2020Payne, D-N.J., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1037

  • Feb. 11, 2020K. Rice, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1037

  • Feb. 11, 2020Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.59, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1037

  • Feb. 11, 2020 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by roll call vote, 374-37, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H1037

  • Feb. 11, 2020House Vote 59 Women's History Museum — Passage
    Lofgren, D-Calif., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended, that would establish a comprehensive women's history museum within the Smithsonian Institution, for the purpose of collecting, studying, and recognizing diverse perspectives on women's contributions to various fields throughout history. It would establish a council of 25 voting members to manage the acquisition, sale, loaning, and exchange of museum objects, and to provide recommendations to the Smithsonian board of regents on the planning and construction of the museum. It would require the board of regents to designate a site for the museum within 6 months of enactment and specify that half of the funds for construction of the building would be financed by the Smithsonian Institution and half with nonfederal funds. It would authorize such sums as may be necessary for the establishment of the museum under the bill's provisions, and for fundraising activities in support of the museum. The bill would also establish the position and certain authorities and duties of a museum director. Motion agreed to 374-37. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (254 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H1029-H1035, H1037

  • Nov. 13, 2019 — House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee discharged pursuant to clause 2 of Rule XIII. Congressional Record p. H8825

  • Nov. 13, 2019 — House Natural Resources Committee discharged pursuant to clause 2 of Rule XIII. Congressional Record p. H8825

  • Nov. 13, 2019 — Reported to the House amended by the House Administration Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 116-286, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H8825

  • Nov. 12, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Administration Committee.

    Nov. 12, 2019 — Committee Vote: Women's History Museum — Political Viewpoints
      Walker, R-N.C. —

    Substitute amendment that would direct the council to ensure "diversity of political viewpoints" when planning content for the Women's History Museum.

    Substitute amendment that would direct the council to ensure "diversity of political viewpoints" when planning content for the Women's History Museum.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Nov. 12, 2019 — Committee Vote: Women's History Museum — Vote to Report

    Establish a museum in the Smithsonian Institution that would collect and study programs relating to women's contributions in different fields and points in history that have influenced the United States. As amended, it would require that the creation of exhibitions in the museum reflect diverse political viewpoints on women's history.

    The bill would instruct the Smithsonian Institution to establish a 25-member council to make recommendations on the planning, design, construction, operation, budget and acquisition of objects for the museum. It would give the council the authority to purchase or sell museum artifacts, and solicit and accept gifts for the benefit of the museum.

    It would direct the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to appoint a director of the museum that would the authority to carry out educational programs and collaborate with schools on those programs.

    The bill would direct the board of regents to designate a site for the museum within six months of the bill's enactment. The bill lists the South Monument Site on the National Mall, and the Northwest United States Capitol Site as possible locations.

    It also would require that the museum must have 50 percent federal funding and 50 percent non-federal funding.

    Establish a museum in the Smithsonian Institution that would collect and study programs relating to women's contributions in different fields and points in history that have influenced the United States. As amended, it would require that the creation of exhibitions in the museum reflect diverse political viewpoints on women's history.

    The bill would instruct the Smithsonian Institution to establish a 25-member council to make recommendations on the planning, design, construction, operation, budget and acquisition of objects for the museum. It would give the council the authority to purchase or sell museum artifacts, and solicit and accept gifts for the benefit of the museum.

    It would direct the secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to appoint a director of the museum that would the authority to carry out educational programs and collaborate with schools on those programs.

    The bill would direct the board of regents to designate a site for the museum within six months of the bill's enactment. The bill lists the South Monument Site on the National Mall, and the Northwest United States Capitol Site as possible locations.

    It also would require that the museum must have 50 percent federal funding and 50 percent non-federal funding.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Sept. 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Gonzalez, (R-Ohio)
  • Sept. 11, 2019 — Maloney, D-N.Y., motion to place the bill on the Consensus Calendar under the provisions of clause 7 of Rule XV, pending at recess. Congressional Record p. H7664

  • Sept. 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Flores, (R-Texas)Keller, (R-Pa.)Reschenthaler, (R-Pa.)
    Guthrie, (R-Ky.)Olson, (R-Texas)
  • Sept. 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Lofgren, (D-Calif.)
  • Aug. 27, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McAdams, (D-Utah)
  • July 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bacon, (R-Neb.)Riggleman, (R-Va.)Torres Small, (D-N.M.)
  • July 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Bergman, (R-Mich.)LaHood, (R-Ill.)Smucker, (R-Pa.)
    Burchett, (R-Tenn.)Lesko, (R-Ariz.)Thompson, G. (R-Pa.)
    Cook, (R-Calif.)Meuser, (R-Pa.)
    Fletcher, (D-Texas)Mitchell, (R-Mich.)
  • July 24, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 17

    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Kelly, M. (R-Pa.)Radewagen, (R-A.S.)
    Craig, (D-Minn.)Lowenthal, (D-Calif.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Marchant, (R-Texas)Sewell, (D-Ala.)
    Gooden, (R-Texas)McHenry, (R-N.C.)Williams, (R-Texas)
    Johnson, M. (R-La.)Mucarsel-Powell, (D-Fla.)
  • July 23, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 14

    Delgado, (D-N.Y.)Long, (R-Mo.)Plaskett, (D-V.I.)
    Fleischmann, (R-Tenn.)Lowey, (D-N.Y.)Schrier, (D-Wash.)
    Granger, (R-Texas)Mast, (R-Fla.)Tipton, (R-Colo.)
    Horn, (D-Okla.)Miller, (R-W.Va.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Kim, (D-N.J.)Neguse, (D-Colo.)
  • July 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 21

    Allred, (D-Texas)King, P. (R-N.Y.)Richmond, (D-La.)
    Beyer (D-Va.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)Shalala, (D-Fla.)
    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)Sherrill, (D-N.J.)
    Cuellar, (D-Texas)McBath, (D-Ga.)Stevens, (D-Mich.)
    Cunningham, (D-S.C.)Perlmutter, (D-Colo.)Thompson, B. (D-Miss.)
    Doggett, (D-Texas)Peterson, (D-Minn.)Vela, (D-Texas)
    Evans, (D-Pa.)Quigley, (D-Ill.)Young, Don (R-Alaska)
  • July 16, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 17

    Casten, (D-Ill.)Moulton, (D-Mass.)Sanchez, (D-Calif.)
    Davids, (D-Kan.)Neal, (D-Mass.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Omar, (D-Minn.)Spanberger, (D-Va.)
    Malinowski, (D-N.J.)Panetta, (D-Calif.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
    Maloney, S.P. (D-N.Y.)Pascrell (D-N.J.)Watkins, (R-Kan.)
    Morelle, (D-N.Y.)Reed, T. (R-N.Y.)
  • July 11, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 34

    Axne, (D-Iowa)Keating, (D-Mass.)Scott, D. (D-Ga.)
    Brindisi, (D-N.Y.)Kind, (D-Wis.)Smith, Adam (D-Wash.)
    Butterfield, (D-N.C.)Lawson, (D-Fla.)Soto, (D-Fla.)
    Cisneros, (D-Calif.)Levin, (D-Calif.)Stanton, (D-Ariz.)
    Clyburn, (D-S.C.)Lipinski, (D-Ill.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
    Correa, (D-Calif.)Luria, (D-Va.)Tlaib, (D-Mich.)
    Costa, (D-Calif.)McEachin, (D-Va.)Trone, (D-Md.)
    Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Meeks, (D-N.Y.)Underwood, (D-Ill.)
    Gallego, (D-Ariz.)Napolitano, (D-Calif.)Upton, (R-Mich.)
    Garcia, (D-Ill.)Ocasio-Cortez, (D-N.Y.)Veasey, (D-Texas)
    Herrera Beutler, (R-Wash.)Rose, (D-N.Y.)
    Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Scanlon, (D-Pa.)
  • June 27, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 28

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Hayes, (D-Conn.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
    Barragan, (D-Calif.)Hill, (D-Calif.)Sablan, (I-N. Marianas)
    Bera, (D-Calif.)Houlahan, (D-Pa.)San Nicolas, (D-Guam)
    Bilirakis, (R-Fla.)Hoyer, (D-Md.)Sires, (D-N.J.)
    Blunt Rochester, (D-Del.)Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Torres, (D-Calif.)
    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Lee, (D-Nev.)Trahan, (D-Mass.)
    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Murphy, S. (D-Fla.)Vargas, (D-Calif.)
    Deutch, (D-Fla.)Price, (D-N.C.)Wexton, (D-Va.)
    Gomez, (D-Calif.)Rouda, (D-Calif.)
    Green, A. (D-Texas)Ruiz, (D-Calif.)
  • June 25, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 26

    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Garcia, (D-Texas)O'Halleran, (D-Ariz.)
    Carson, (D-Ind.)Harder, (D-Calif.)Pappas, (D-N.H.)
    Case, (D-Hawaii)Hastings, (D-Fla.)Porter, (D-Calif.)
    Davis, D. (D-Ill.)Huffman, (D-Calif.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
    DeGette, (D-Colo.)Kaptur, (D-Ohio)Scott, R. (D-Va.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Slotkin, (D-Mich.)
    Doyle, (D-Pa.)Krishnamoorthi, (D-Ill.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Espaillat, (D-N.Y.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)Van Drew, (D-N.J.)
    Finkenauer, (D-Iowa)McCollum, (D-Minn.)
  • June 21, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 27

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)DelBene, (D-Wash.)Lynch, (D-Mass.)
    Carbajal, (D-Calif.)Eshoo, (D-Calif.)Pallone (D-N.J.)
    Cardenas, (D-Calif.)Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Payne (D-N.J.)
    Castro, (D-Texas)Golden, (D-Maine)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Higgins, B. (D-N.Y.)Serrano, (D-N.Y.)
    Clark, K. (D-Mass.)Johnson, E.B. (D-Texas)Takano, (D-Calif.)
    Cox, (D-Calif.)Kildee, (D-Mich.)Visclosky, (D-Ind.)
    Crow, (D-Colo.)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)Welch, (D-Vt.)
    Cummings, (D-Md.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)Wilson, F. (D-Fla.)
  • June 14, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Phillips, (D-Minn.)
  • June 5, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Graves, T. (R-Ga.)
  • May 22, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Brooks, S. (R-Ind.)Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Raskin, (D-Md.)
  • May 21, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Gottheimer, (D-N.J.)Katko, (R-N.Y.)McCaul, (R-Texas)
  • May 17, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 13

    Brownley, (D-Calif.)Jeffries, (D-N.Y.)Meng, (D-N.Y.)
    Castor, (D-Fla.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)Tonko, (D-N.Y.)
    Connolly, (D-Va.)Lamb, (D-Pa.)Watson Coleman, (D-N.J.)
    Fudge, (D-Ohio)Lewis, John (D-Ga.)
    Heck, (D-Wash.)Loebsack, (D-Iowa)
  • May 8, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    McGovern, (D-Mass.)
  • May 3, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 38

    Adams, (D-N.C.)DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)
    Aguilar, (D-Calif.)Demings, (D-Fla.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Bass, (D-Calif.)Engel, (D-N.Y.)Pressley, (D-Mass.)
    Bishop, S. (D-Ga.)Escobar, (D-Texas)Rush, (D-Ill.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Foster, (D-Ill.)Sarbanes, (D-Md.)
    Brown, A. (D-Md.)Himes, (D-Conn.)Schakowsky, (D-Ill.)
    Cartwright, (D-Pa.)Jayapal, (D-Wash.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Schneider, (D-Ill.)
    Clay, (D-Mo.)Larson, J. (D-Conn.)Sherman, (D-Calif.)
    Cleaver (D-Mo.)Lee, B. (D-Calif.)Suozzi, (D-N.Y.)
    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)Levin, (D-Mich.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
    Crist, (D-Fla.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • April 9, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Moore, (D-Wis.)
  • March 28, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 26

    Barr, (R-Ky.)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Haaland, (D-N.M.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Collins, C. (R-N.Y.)Horsford, (D-Nev.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Dean, (D-Pa.)Hurd, (R-Texas)Turner, (R-Ohio)
    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Khanna, (D-Calif.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Lawrence, (D-Mich.)Wild, (D-Pa.)
    Fitzpatrick, (R-Pa.)McNerney, (D-Calif.)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
    Gonzalez-Colon, J. (R-P.R.)Norton, (D-D.C.)Zeldin, (R-N.Y.)
    Gonzalez, (D-Texas)Pingree, (D-Maine)
  • March 28, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Administration, House Natural Resources, House Transportation and Infrastructure.Congressional Record p. H2916