July 27, 2020

Correa Applauds Creation Of Latino Smithsonian Museum

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lou Correa (CA-46) released the following statement applauding the passage of H.R.2420 - National Museum of the American Latino Act, which directs the Smithsonian Institute to create a museum dedicated to the unique contributions of Latinos to the history of the United States:

“Today is a proud day. From the founding of our nation to today, Latinos have been fundamental to our nation’s history. The creation of the American Latino Museum will allow Americans of all backgrounds to learn and experience the diverse contributions made by Latinos. This bipartisan legislation moves us one step closer to sharing our story with our fellow Americans. I am thankful for my colleagues, including Reps. Serrano and Hurd, and Senators Menendez and Cornyn for their leadership and years of work. Together we can finally make this museum a reality.”

Background: The National Museum of the American Latino Act has been built on nearly 16 years of hard work by Members of the House and Senate. The creation of a national American Latino Museum would share with Americans and visitors from around the world the contributions that Latinos have made on American history and culture.


Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security, and as the Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Read more here.