Congressman Steven Horsford Votes to Commemorate the History of Latinos in America

July 27, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Congressman Steven Horsford (NV-04) voted to pass The National Museum of the American Latino Act (H.R. 2420) to commemorate Latino history in America. 

“Latino stories and contributions are too often overlooked and excluded from the narrative of our country, despite playing an integral role in our history and development into the United States we know and love today,” said Congressman Horsford. “This legislation provides a unique opportunity to recognize and uplift the voices, contributions, and history of Latinos in Nevada and across the country.”

This legislation would establish the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Latino on the National Mall and serve as a reminder of the proud contributions made by Latino Americans. 

Congressman Horsford, cosponsor of the legislation, spoke on the significance of the museum during a House Natural Resources National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands subcommittee hearing in October 2019.