Ranking Member Klobuchar-Backed Legislation to Establish National Museum of the American Latino and American Women’s History Museum Passed by Rules Committee
Klobuchar is the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee which unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to establish a Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino
WASHINGTON - Legislation cosponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee, establishing a Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum and a National Museum of the American Latino unanimously passed out of the Rules Committee today. The advancement of the legislation clears the way to have it brought for a vote by the full Senate before the end of the year.
“When families come to Washington and visit the Smithsonian museums, many learn about the history of our nation for the first time in a place where so much of it happens,” said Klobuchar, the lead Democrat on the Senate Rules Committee. “Establishing a women’s history museum and a Latino American museum are critical to expanding our understanding of the remarkable contributions made by women and Latino Americans to the fabric of our country. I urge the full Senate to consider these two bills before the end of the year.”
Both the National Museum of the American Latino Act, sponsored by Senators Cornyn (R-TX) and Menendez (D-NJ) and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act, sponsored by Senators Collins (R-ME) and Feinstein (D-CA) have bipartisan support in the Senate, and the House has already passed both pieces of legislation (introduced by Rep. Serrano (D-NY) and Rep. Maloney (D-NY) respectively) with overwhelming bipartisan support.
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