Mikulski said she’d support the National Women's History Museum Commission Act, which is being introduced by Sen. Susan CollinsSusan CollinsGOP senator on resolving healthcare differences: 'Even porcupines make love' The Memo: Trump faces enormous test with healthcare bill Overnight Finance: GOP divided over welfare cuts in budget | Lawmaker loses M on pharma stock he pitched | Yellen says another financial crisis unlikely in our lifetimes MORE (R-Maine). The legislation would create a panel to examine and recommend how and where to build the museum in Washington, D.C.

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With funding being cut to control the growing deficit, the proposed legislation calls for the commission to fund itself.

"A museum dedicated to women's history would help ensure that future generations understand what we owe to the many generations of American women who have helped build, sustain and advance our society," Collins said. "This can and should be done at no expense to American taxpayers.”

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Mikulski is the longest serving women in Congress and refers to herself as the Dean of the Senate women.

Currently, the National Museum for African American History and Culture is under construction on the National Mall.