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Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill on Monday that also greenlit the establishment of two new Smithsonian museums that will honor Latinx and women's history, marking a victory for museum advocates who have been fighting for decades.
El paquete legislativo aprobado por el Congreso el lunes por la noche también da luz verde a la creación de dos museos Smithsonian largamente esperados en la capital del país: uno centrado en los latinos estadounidenses y otro dedicado a la historia de las mujeres estadounidenses.
The massive legislation package passed by Congress Monday night also greenlights the establishment of two long-awaited Smithsonian museums in the nation's capital: one focused on American Latinos and another dedicated to American women's history.
The 5,500-page spending and relief bill that Congress passed Monday night includes the authorization of two Smithsonian museums — one focused on American Latinos, the other on American women — that pave the way for the world’s largest museum complex to become even more diverse.
A sweeping year-end deal to provide coronavirus relief and fund the government also greenlights the creation of two new museums.
The deal, text of which was released Monday afternoon, will create the National Museum of the American Latino and Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, after separate bills for the two museums were blocked earlier this month on the Senate floor.
After decades-long campaigns, a National Museum of the American Latino and a national museum of women’s history are finally on their way to becoming reality in Washington.
Corporate leaders from OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma expressed contrition on Thursday for their company’s role in fueling the opioid crisis amid a torrent of criticism from lawmakers of both parties over the drug manufacturer’s conduct.
Two members of the wealthy Sackler family who own OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP offered apologies on Thursday for the role the prescription painkiller has played in the deadly U.S. opioid epidemic but sought to deflect personal responsibility in response to withering criticism from lawmakers.
Two members of the Sackler family, heirs to the Purdue Pharma fortune built off the profits of the blockbuster pain drug OxyContin, expressed regret during a Congressional hearing on Thursday, though they did not admit wrongdoing.