The 38-Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus advocates for issues important to Hispanics through the Congressional legislative process.
Dec 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which represents over half of the Democratic Caucus and includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – announced a new diversity initiative to track outside witnesses and experts invited to testify before House Committees beginning in January 2020. This initiative aims to ensure that a diversity of voices and perspectives are considered by committees as we work toward inclusive policies and legislation for the American people.
Dec 10, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to announce endorsement of H.R. 5038, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, this bill would create meaningful reforms to support farmworkers and the agricultural industry alike by stabilizing the farm workforce and providing a pathway to legal status for workers and their families.
WASHINGTON—– On Tuesday, December 10th, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold a press conference marking the anniversary of the deaths of two migrant children and call for CBP to provide flu vaccines and substantive medical care to migrants in their custody.
WASHINGTON— Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) called on the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to expand their investigation into the death of Carlos Hernández Vásquez after an investigation by ProPublica and surveillance video revealed that CBP lied about the circumstances surrounding his death. CBP previously claimed that agents discovered his body during a welfare check, but the video evidence depicts Carlos’s cellmate discovering his body and alerting CBP. The Inspector General must investigate if CBP lied to conceal negligence on their part.
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members called on Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, to conduct an expedited review of the legality of the appointment of Chad Wolf as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security and Ken Cuccinelli as Acting Deputy Secretary. The members write that the Trump Administration may have violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act and the Homeland Security Act by elevating Wolf and Cuccinelli to leadership roles at the Department of Homeland Security. This request joins previous requests for a full review from Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney.