Proposed national women's history museum gains support of Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The push for a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. is gaining more support in Congress.
On Thursday, Congressman Tom Reed and members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus announced their support for the plan. It’s a bill that would authorize federal funding for the project, which is expected to include private dollars.
If approved, the project would be a part of the national Smithsonian Museums and located along the National Mall.
New York Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney is behind the proposal. Supporters believe this museum is a long-time coming.
“Coming from Western New York, the home of Seneca Falls; the rich legacy of women’s rights and the suffrage movement, I’m proud to stand with my colleague from New York in support of this legislation,” Reed said during his opening remarks of a news conference Thursday announcing the Caucus’s support.
Reed is one of nearly 275 co-sponsors of the bill that was introduced in March. That’s just shy of the 290 needed to force a vote on the bill in the U.S. House.
The Problem Solvers Caucus consists of 48 House Republicans and Democrats, with 24 from each side of the aisle.