Slow Progress on Support for Women’s Museum

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WASHINGTON — A House committee hearing on Wednesday to consider a bill that could ultimately lead to the construction of a women’s history museum here showed little sign that the initiative was gathering the momentum it needs to end a 10-year struggle for congressional approval.

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, and Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee — co-sponsors of the latest museum proposal and a self-described “odd couple” — emphasized to the panel, the Committee on House Administration, the importance of honoring women’s achievements.

“Today is about coming together to lift up women and helping to preserve and share the legacies of women who paved the way before us and helped shape the nation that we hold so dear,” Ms. Blackburn said....

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