Wednesday, April 10, 2013

American Latino Museum Act Reintroduced in Congress

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Lawmakers in both the Senate and the House last month reintroduced bills to create the American Latino Museum.  If passed, the museum's home would fall under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution.

The identical bills (S. 568 and H.R. 1217) call for the creation of the museum within the Arts and Industries Building in Washington, DC. 

This same legislation was not enacted during the 112th session.

Bob Memendez (D-NJ) is joined by nine other sponsors of the Senate bill, including Harry Reid (D-NV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). The House bill is sponsored by Xavier Beccera (D-CA34) and by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL27).

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