Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today penned an op-ed for The Hill in support of a National Women’s History Museum on the National Mall.
“Young women deserve a space to call their own—a physical space they can visit to hear and read about those who came before them and changed history. We need a tangible place that encourages our girls to wonder, to feel empowered, and to inquire about the people who fought to provide them with the freedom and opportunities they enjoy today.”
The North Carolina Congresswoman who sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee names several of her Congressional colleagues including Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) who sponsored legislation and testified before the House Committee on Administration this past December in favor of a commission to pursue the museum. Nearly four months later, Ellmers and her colleagues have seen no movement on the proposed bill.