Full Committee Hearing

Hearing to Review S.959, Smithsonian American Women's History Museum Act; and S.1267, National Museum of the American Latino Act

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Russell 301

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Note: Members of the committee may participate in the hearing in person or online.

The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing.

Member Statements

  1. Ranking Member Roy Blunt (R - Missouri)


  1. Sen. Susan Collins
    Senator from Maine
    U.S. Senate
  2. Sen. John Cornyn
  3. Sen. Norman Eisen
    Senior Fellow, Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
    Brookings Institution
  4. Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III
    Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
  5. Mrs. Jane Abraham
    Former Chair, Congressional Commission to Study the Potential for a National Women’s History Museum
  6. Mrs. Janai Nelson
    President and Director-Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
    NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  7. Ms. Derek T. Muller
    Professor of Law at the University of Iowa School of Law
    University of Iowa School of Law
  8. Mr. Danny Vargas
    Chairman, Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino