GOP Senator Blocks Women’s And Latino Museums

Salon reports:

After decades of calls for the creation of a National Museum of the American Latino and an American Women’s History Museum as part of the Smithsonian Institution and months of bipartisan work, a lone Republican single-handedly torpedoed the measure — at least for now.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, blocked a bipartisan effort to establish national museums for Latino and women’s history, triggering a heated debate on the Senate floor. Democrats and Republicans tried to establish the museums by unanimous consent, which allows any single senator to block the measure.

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