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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJRT) -

With a bill mark up, the National Women's History Museum is one step closer to becoming a reality.

"This is a very preliminary step, just to establish a commission at no tax payer dollars," said Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI).

A commission that would discuss details for a potential museum dedicated entirely to women's history. Details like where it will be built and how it will be funded.

Lee Cunningham and her colleagues attended the bill mark up, with hard hats in hand. They hope they will be able to help out with the museum.

"For us, it's the most exhilarating experience," said Cunningham, President of Women Construction Owners and Executives.

Members of Congress have said they'd like to have a female architect design the museum, Cunningham would like females to build the museum, too.

"It's not just a woman-only thing," Cunningham said. "Women just want their rightful place in the construction industry and that's what we're here about."

Both Cunningham and Miller see the value in the amount of bi-partisan support they've seen for the museum.

"This particular bill has garnered a tremendous amount of support from both Democrats and Republicans," Miller said.

While there is still a long way to go before the museum is actually built, Miller and Cunningham say they will continue to fight for its construction.

 

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