Cornyn Re-Introduces Legislation Supporting National Smithsonian American Latino Museum

In: All News   Posted 09/14/2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after re-introducing legislation with U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) designating the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building as the site for the new American Latino Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.:

“The impact of Hispanic-Americans is seen and felt throughout our nation’s history and culture, and I’m honored to support legislation that will help share these stories and achievements with the world.”

Background on the Smithsonian American Latino Museum Act                 

  • Site Designation: The bill designates the Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C. as the location of the new museum. 
  • Site Development: The legislation gives the Board of Regents 18 months to conduct a plan of action study to determine the best way to plan, design and construct the American Latino Museum, taking into account the Commission’s report.
  • Funding: The legislation authorizes a site to allow for private fundraising to begin for the planning, designing and construction of the museum.