민주당 센. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii asked for unanimous consent on the floor for the Senate to take up H.R. 3525 — a bill to establish a commission to study the potential creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. There was no objection and the bill passed.
“The commission will be composed of individuals with expertise in the research, study and promotion of Asian American Pacific Islander history,” Hirono said. “This commission will submit a report to Congress, 어느 시점에서, 행동해야합니다.”
Asian and Pacific Islander American communities “have made significant contributions to American life, but despite these undeniable contributions, our communities have largely been excluded or erased from American history,” said Hirono in her floor remarks.
She continued to say, “If not invisible, AAPI groups are often pejoratively depicted as foreigners: always the other, instead of people who have lived in and positively contributed to this country for generations.”
The Hawaii Democrat added that these narratives have helped “fuel xenophobia and racism.” She said creating this museum would help “combat these harmful narratives by sharing AAPI history on an unprecedented scale.”
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’s “elated” to support this “long overdue step,” which will help establish one of the “greatest museums dedicated solely to telling the stories of Asian Americans throughout history” in the nation’s capital.