CAPAC Chair Chu Applauds House Passage of AAPI Museum Study Bill

Apr 26, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed H.R. 3525, CAPAC First Vice-Chair Rep. Grace Meng’s Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act. The bill will authorize a commission to study the potential creation of a national museum dedicated to Asian Pacific American history. The authorization of a commission study is the first step in the process for creating a new national museum, potentially as part of the Smithsonian Institution. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), issued the following statement upon passage of the bill:

“I am thrilled that the House today voted to pass CAPAC First Vice-Chair Rep. Grace Meng’s bill creating a commission to study the potential creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture. This is a necessary step in the process towards establishing the first national museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of our communities. A museum that is dedicated to telling the story of our communities as part of American history not only helps educate our country about our accomplishments and struggles, but shows how our history IS American history – a  powerful tool in combating anti-Asian hate and xenophobia. I thank CAPAC First Vice-Chair Rep. Meng for her leadership and Speaker Pelosi for bringing this bill to a vote today, and I urge the Senate to swiftly act on moving this legislation forward.”