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H.R. 2420: National Museum of the American Latino Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

José Serrano

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

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Length: 22 pages
Introduced
Apr 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jul 27, 2020

This bill passed in the House on July 27, 2020 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
27% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 30, 2019
 
Introduced

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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
 
On House Schedule

The House indicated that this bill would be considered in the week ahead.

Jul 24, 2020
 
Text Published

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Jul 27, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 2420 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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