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Analysis: National Women's History Museum May Soon Be A Reality

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A museum dedicated to women may soon get a spot on the National Mall.

The proposal promoting the creation of a National Women's History museum has been circulating in Congress for years, but has never made it out of both chambers. According to The Hill, it now has the support of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) office, which could boost momentum for the effort in the weeks to come.

David Hawkings, Hawkings Here columnist for Roll Call, discusses the significance of Rep. Cantor's support with WAMU host Matt Bush and considers why the bill may have a better chance of passing this year.

Correction: In the audio, David Hawkings tells WAMU host Matt Bush that Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md.) had not signed onto a letter calling on the president to issue an executive order protecting employees of federal contractors from discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. At the time of airing, all four lawmakers had signed the letter.

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