Congressman Don Young Helps Pass Legislation Establishing Creation of Smithsonian Women’s History Museum
Washington, D.C. – With the support of Alaska Congressman Don Young, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1980 – the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act. This bipartisan legislation was cosponsored by Congressman Young, and would establish a Women’s History Museum on the National Mall. Following House passage, Congressman Young released the following statement:
“This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which finally gave women the right to vote. It is important that this story and the stories of other trailblazing women are told. From the founding of our nation to the battle for civil rights by brave leaders like Rosa Parks and Alaska’s own Elizabeth Peratrovich, there is no shortage of awe-inspiring moments in women’s history. I have been a long-time supporter of the creation of a Women's History Museum, and proudly cosponsored the Smithsonian Women’s History Museum Act this Congress. Its passage is crucially important for the countless generations that will learn from the women who broke barriers and made history. I want to thank my friends on both sides of the aisle for helping to pass this crucial legislation, and will continue supporting efforts to protect the stories of pioneering women for years to come."