Congressional Hispanic Caucus Applauds Confirmation of Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) issued the following statement celebrating the confirmation:
“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) applauds the confirmation of Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education,” said Chairman Ruiz. “The COVID-19 pandemic has conceived one of the most challenging school years in American history, placing a tremendous burden on educators and families, and further exacerbating inequities in our educational system. As a first-generation college student and former teacher, principal, and district administrator, Dr. Cardona understands the diverse needs of students and educators that our government must address. And as a first-generation high school graduate and college student myself, I know that education is the foundation for achieving the American Dream. Providing a high-quality education for our children will be critical for our economic recovery and future. The CHC is confident that Dr. Cardona is the right person to lead the Department of Education as we look to re-open schools safely so that students can return to classrooms and the promise of education in America prevails.”
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.