Haaland to Chair Committee Hearing on American Latino Museum

October 16, 2019
Press Release
Dolores Huerta key witness to highlight the need to honor the Latino community’s contributions to this country

Albuquerque, N.M. – Tomorrow, October 17, 2019, Congresswoman Deb Haaland will chair a subcommittee hearing on a bill, she’s proudly cosponsoring to create a National Museum of the American Latino. The National Museum of the American Latino Act, introduced by Rep. Jose Serrano (NY-15), intends to illuminate Latino contributions to the story of the United States while bolstering the collection, study, research, publication, and establishment of exhibitions and programs related to Latino life, art, history, and culture.

Haaland represents a district that is majority-minority with deep Hispanic roots and strong immigrant communities. During Haaland’s meeting with the Hispanic Heritage Month Committee and Hispanic leaders in the district earlier this month, the group made it clear that communities in the district were excited to see the museum become a reality.

Who: 

Chair Congresswoman Deb Haaland, Members of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands, Dolores Huerta

What:

Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2420, a bill to amplify the story of Latino contributions to the U.S. through Smithsonian Institution museums.

When:

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10. a.m. ET / 8 a.m. MT

Where:

Longworth House Office Building Room 1334 and online here