Lawmakers Renew Efforts to Open 'The National Museum of the American Latino'

Maria Perez
May 7, 2019 - 5:00

A bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill to establish the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, DC. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with US Representatives José Serrano (D-N.Y.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), and Texas’ Joaquin Castro (D) and Will Hurd (R) reintroduced the National Museum of the American Latino Act on May 2. The bill would establish a Smithsonian museum at the National Mall that would honor Latino Americans’ heritage and history. “It’s hard to believe that in the year 2019, a museum devoted to Latino history does not already exist,” Menendez said in a

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