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S. 1267 (116th): 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

Robert “Bob” Menendez

Sponsor. Senior Senator for New Jersey. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 1, 2019
Length: 20 pages
Introduced
May 1, 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

48 Cosponsors (39 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 1 Independent)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Menendez Makes Push for National Latino MuseumRead More
    — Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez [D-NJ] (Sponsor) on Nov 17, 2020

Jenniffer Gonzlez se une a esfuerzo bipartita para la creacin de un museo nacional latino
    — Commish. Jenniffer González-Colón [R-PR0] on Oct 17, 2019

Bill Sponsors, Congressional Leaders Applaud Historic House Passage of National Museum of the American Latino Act
    — Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15, 2013-2020] on Jul 27, 2020

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History

May 1, 2019
 
Introduced

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Nov 17, 2020
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Rules and Administration

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S. 1267 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1267. 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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