Queens rep champions national women’s history museum

After two decades, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s dream of creating a national women’s history museum may be inching closer to reality. 

Maloney announced last month that her bill to create the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum had passed the 290-sponsor threshold and was moving toward a House vote. There is no museum in the country dedicated to women’s history, according to a fact sheet released by Maloney, and only five percent of the United States’ approximately 2,400 national monuments honor women. 

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