Lawmakers want museum to salute Latinos' U.S. role

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Congress is exploring the possibility of building a national museum in the capital that highlights the historical contributions of Latinos in American society.

Legislation has been filed in the House and Senate that would create a commission to study the viability of a Latino museum, and create a public-private partnership to raise funds to build a museum.

"Although American Latinos have made and continue to make significant contributions to the culture and history of the United States, many of those contributions go unrecognized in the official narrative," said Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.

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