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H.R. 2420 (116th): National Museum of the American Latino Act

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About the bill

With the nation’s capital hosting an African American museum and American Indian museum, should a Latino museum come next?

Context

The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016. It was the sixth-most visited Smithsonian museum last year, behind only such decades-long mainstays as Air and Space, Natural History, American History — and ranking even higher than the National Zoo.

The National Museum of the American Indian also attracted 1.1 million visitors last year, after opening in 2004.

Yet there is no similar Latino museum, despite more Americans claiming Hispanic or Latinx affiliation than those other two groups combined. Hispanics and Latinos currently comprise 18.1% of the population, compared to 13.4% for African-Americans and 1.3% for Native Americans or American Indians.

What the legislation does …

Sponsor and status

José Serrano

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 15th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2020
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Apr 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 133: H.R. 133: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Including Coronavirus Stimulus & Relief]
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 27, 2020. (compare text)
Cosponsors

295 Cosponsors (233 Democrats, 62 Republicans)

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History

Apr 30, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Oct 17, 2019
 
Considered by National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 24, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Jul 27, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 3, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Dec 3, 2020
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

H.R. 2420 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2420. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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