Senate passes bill to create panel to study making a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday to establish a commission to study the creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture 在华盛顿, sending the measure to President Joe Biden’s desk.

民主党参议员. 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 legislation has previously been passed by the House, meaning it is now cleared for Biden’s signature.
    We have an opportunity to pass meaningful legislation to establish a commission to study the creation of a national museum of Asian Pacific American history and culture,” Hirono said ahead of the bill’s passage.
      Hirono outlined that the measure establishes an eight-person commissionappointed equally by House and Senate Majority and Minority leadership.
        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, 在那一点上, we should act.
        Asian and Pacific Islander American communitieshave 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 helpedfuel xenophobia and racism.She said creating this museum would helpcombat these harmful narratives by sharing AAPI history on an unprecedented scale.
            Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he’selatedto support thislong overdue step,” which will help establish one of thegreatest museums dedicated solely to telling the stories of Asian Americans throughout historyin the nation’s capital.

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