Diversity and Inclusion

This Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leads the CHC's efforts in promoting a diverse workforce on Capitol Hill, in the Federal Government and in Corporate America.   

Rep Ruben Gallego, Co-Chair
Senator Robert Menendez, Co-Chair
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Jun 27, 2022 Press Release
For Immediate Release
Feb 28, 2022 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 28, 2022


Sebastian Roa


Feb 15, 2022 Press Release


For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 15, 2022



Stephanie Palencia


Jun 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Smithsonian Board of Regents announced appointments to the Board of Trustees for the forthcoming National Museum of the American Latino. Earlier this year, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) voted to appoint CHC Member Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) to the board after he helped shepherd the National Museum of the American Latino Act through the House of Representatives during the 116th Congress. Following the announcement of the Board of Trustees, CHC Chair Dr. Ruiz and Rep. Cárdenas released the subsequent statements:

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 801, the Expanding Medical Education Act, introduced by CHC Member Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16). The Expanding Medical Education Act would provide $1 billion in funding for medical school construction, expansion, and training in underserved communities that lack quality access to quality healthcare. Following the endorsement, CHC Chair Dr. Ruiz and bill sponsor Rep. Costa released the following statements:

CHC Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36):

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss the American Jobs Plan and equity in transportation. Following the meeting, CHC Chairman Dr. Raul Ruiz released the statement below:

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Becerra was a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and served over two decades in the House of Representatives. CHC Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to his confirmation: