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May 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) called for the Senate passage of the Dream and Promise Act, following President Joe Biden’s meeting with DACA recipients.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed the Citizenship for Essential Workers Act, introduced by CHC Members Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX-20).

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:

May 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, on Cinco de Mayo, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz released the following statement: “Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus proudly recognizes Cinco de Mayo, the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla that took place on May 5, 1862,” said Chair Dr.

May 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Last week, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, Chair of the White House COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, to discuss recommendations on equity and to ensure Hispanic and immigrant communities are prioritized in the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

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May 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On April 22, 2021, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to U.S.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Tonight, President Biden delivered a Joint Address to Congress where he unveiled the American Families Plan and touched on key priorities of his administration. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following statement in response to the speech:

Apr 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), released a new report that explores why immigrants are vital to the U.S.

Apr 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed two bills introduced by Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC): The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, introduced by CAPAC Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) and The Access to Counsel Act, introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07).

Apr 5, 2021 Press Release

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement Denouncing Attacks Against CHC Member Congresswoman Norma J. Torres

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Jan 3, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON - The new Congress opened Tuesday with the first Dominican American in Congress, the first Latina to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first Florida member of Puerto Rican descent in the House.

President-elect Donald Trump won't be sworn in until Jan. 20, but the House and Senate gaveled in by noon and new members were sworn in as part of the day's business.

Apr 29, 2016 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) together with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) are calling for $250 million in computer science funding. The funding is critical to ensuring that our nation's minority students have access to computer science courses and are competitive in today's workforce.

Jan 22, 2016 In The News

Tension between Democratic lawmakers and the White House ran high this month, as members of Congress denounced the administration’s recent immigration raids. The frustration culminated in a series of press conferences and a letter to the president. At the heart of the dispute is a question: Are Central Americans arriving in the U.S. properly treated as illegal immigrants, or refugees?

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

President Barack Obama has twice celebrated in the Rose Garden after the court saved Obamacare, and he bathed the White House in rainbow colors, claiming last year’s gay marriage legalization as a victory of his own.

There may be less for the White House to celebrate at the end of the Supreme Court term this year.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday it will rule on the legality of President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Politicians, immigration reform groups and recipients of deferred deportation under DACA shared their reactions on social media.

Jan 19, 2016 In The News

UPDATE 12:50 p.m. EST — Presidential candidates weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to review President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been outspoken about his criticism of the president, said he would end Obama's orders if he is elected president.

Jan 15, 2016 In The News

The new year has brought with it a renewed effort to seize and deport undocumented immigrants and refugees. On Jan.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

More than 140 members of Congress has signed and published a letter to President Barack Obama demanding an immediate end to his administration's deportation raids.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

Remember that dustup over Donald Trump's hosting of NBC's Saturday Night Live Nov. 7?

 

Latino groups were incensed. And, while you might have forgotten about the whole episode, they did not.

Jan 13, 2016 In The News

Capitol Hill Democrats are mounting an aggressive campaign to denounce and disrupt new Homeland Security deportation raids, as the issue drives a widening wedge between President Obama and his usual allies.

The Department of Homeland Security raids began over the Christmas holiday season and resulted in the initial detention of 121 illegal immigrants, many from Central America.

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