Summary: H.R.1596 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/17/2017)

Commission to Study the Creation of a National Museum of Irish American History

This bill establishes a commission to study the potential for creating a National Museum of Irish American History.

The commission shall report to the President and Congress on:

  • its recommendations for a plan of action for the establishment of the museum in Washington, DC;
  • the availability and cost of the collections to be acquired and housed;
  • the impact of the museum on regional Irish-American-related museums;
  • whether the museum should be located within the Smithsonian Institution;
  • the governance and organizational structure of the museum;
  • how to engage the Irish-American community in the museum's development and design; and
  • the cost of constructing, operating, and maintaining the museum.

The commission shall: (1) develop and obtain an independent review of a fund-raising plan to support the museum through public contributions, and (2) submit recommendations for a legislative plan of action for the creation and construction of the museum.

The commission may host a national conference on the museum for individuals who are committed to the advancement of Irish-American life, art, history, and culture.