December 22, 2020

Blunt Commends Senate Passage of Legislation to Create American Women’s History Museum & National Museum of the American Latino

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, applauded Senate passage of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Act (S. 959), introduced by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (Maine) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), and the National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420), introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (Texas) and Bob Menendez (N.J.). Both measures were included as part of the government funding package that passed Congress yesterday and is headed to the president’s desk.

“Our American story cannot be told without recognizing the significant role women and Latinos have had in shaping the nation we are today,” said Blunt. “These two new museums will preserve, celebrate, and share the significant historical and cultural contributions made by women and Latinos. These important additions to the Smithsonian will educate and inspire millions of visitors in the years ahead. I was proud to support these bills in the Rules Committee and I’m glad to see them on their way to the president’s desk.” 

Blunt held a Rules Committee hearing on both bills in November, and the committee unanimously approved them earlier this month.