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NWHM Statement Regarding Appointment of Commissioners

The National Women's History Museum is pleased that six of the eight commissioners have been appointed to the Congressional Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Women's History Museum. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has appointed Jane Abraham and Bridget Bush, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has appointed Mary Boies and Maria Socorro Pesqueira, and House Speaker John Boehner has appointed Marilyn Musgrave and Kathy Wills Wright.

The Commission (which is being privately-funded) will be comprised of eight members – two appointed by each Congressional Leader – who will be responsible for making a recommendation to Congress regarding the creation of the museum. The Commissioners are charged with studying the cost, impact, fundraising and location of the museum and will report their findings within the next 18 months. The legislation included suggested qualifications of the commissioners including expertise in history, fundraising, and museum establishment.  NWHM believes that any necessary expertise not represented by the commissioners could be provided by advisors and consultants. Furthermore, the legislation allows for the Commission to convene a public forum at which interested parties may comment on issues the Commission is charged with studying. The creation of this Commission marks another step forward in our efforts to establish a museum to honor the women of our nation. We look forward the naming of the final two appointments, and to assisting all of the commissioners over the next eighteen months.

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