WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed has reintroduced his bill to recognize the National Comedy Center as the only museum of its kind to exist for the exclusive purpose of celebrating comedy in all its forms.
Reed first introduced this bill in June of 2018 after a visit to the center, and it was later passed unanimously in the House of Representatives in July but did not make it to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
“While this bill passed the House last July, it did not make it up for a vote in the Senate before the end of the Congress. We care about ensuring Jamestown is to comedy as Cooperstown is to baseball and Cleveland is to rock and roll. We find it unfortunate our colleague in the Senate declined to give the National Comedy Center a fair shot at the recognition it deserves last year,” Reed said, adding, “We look forward to continuing our work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the President this Congress.”
The National Comedy Center was named a finalist as the “Best New Attraction of 2018” by the USA Today.
The winner of the contest will be announced on Friday, January 18 at noon.