Bill requires Smithsonian museum to ‘Buy American’

Four million visitors annually flock to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to view such priceless national treasures as the top hat Abraham Lincoln wore the night of his assassination and a military uniform donned by George Washington. But miniature busts of the iconic presidents for sale in one of the museum’s gift shops come with a distinctly un-American inscription: “crafted in China.” The issue has caused a stir on Capitol Hill, embarrassing museum officials and spurring one congressman to offer a bill that would require the Smithsonian Institution to sell only American-made souvenirs. Read the full story from The Washington Times here