Emma Shainwald


April 26th, 2022

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3525, the Commission To Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act by voice vote. This bill would create a bipartisan commission to study the feasibility of a National Asian Pacific American History museum on the National Mall. 

“With anti-Asian racism seeming like a constant in our lives, this is a small victory, but a real breath of fresh air,” said NCAPA National Director Gregg Orton.

“This bill moves us one step closer to having our rich and diverse stories told in a way few could ever imagine. While there is plenty more to be done to ultimately realize this vision of a museum on the National Mall that centers our communities, this is a moment worth appreciating.”

“On behalf of the members of our coalition, we thank Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) for sponsoring and fighting for this legislation; as well as Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer for ensuring it could come up for a vote,” said NCAPA National Director Gregg Orton.


Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of thirty-eight national Asian Pacific American organizations that represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns.