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

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Menendez (center), Cornyn, Serrano, Hurd and colleagues proposing legislation to create National Museum of the American Latino (Twitter).

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 statement. “From day one, Hispanics have shaped this nation in countless ways — as military leaders, as pioneers in business and the arts, as activists and elected officials — all of…

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