Fitzpatrick Praises Plan for National Women’s History Museum

May 7, 2014 Issues: Congressional Issues
Fitzpatrick Praises Plan for National Women’s History Museum

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Wednesday regarding the House’s passage of legislation he is a co-sponsor of [H.R. 863] to advance plans for a National Women’s History Museum:

Women have helped shape our nation into the beacon of freedom and liberty that it is today. Indeed, the history of American women is the history of our country itself. It is only fitting that this history be recognized and celebrated in our nation’s capitol. That is why I applaud the House for taking the first step toward the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum.

This bipartisan effort – lead by my friends and colleagues Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Marsha Blackburn (R-NC) – not only fills the obvious need for the recognition of women’s accomplishment, but does so in a fiscally prudent way – avoiding use of taxpayer dollars through private donations.

I will continue to support efforts to finalize this project – both to enhance the recognition and study of the great American women who have come before, and inspire the next generation who will continue in their footsteps.

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Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.