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At an official bill-signing ceremony Monday, President Biden, center, enacted legislation by Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) to begin a study to consider the possibility of a National Asian Pacific American History and Culture Museum.

Quoting Maya Lin, the architect behind the Vietnam Memorial, Biden said, “‘It’s not a matter of finding the idea, but allowing the idea to find you.’ This museum’s going to help the idea find so many American souls.”

Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she signed the Queens’ congresswoman’s bill to study the possibility of a National Asian Pacific American History and Culture Museum at an enrollment ceremony Tuesday evening.

The bill, as the Chronicle previously reported, was initially introduced in May 2021. After it stalled in committee for several months, Meng called on House Natural Resources Committee Chair Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to hold a vote in late December.