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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Statement on President Biden’s Address Before Joint Session of Congress

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:

“Tonight, President Biden spoke directly to the highest aspirations of American families by delivering a vision of hope and optimism for our future,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to see President Biden build on the success of the American Rescue Plan by extending key tax cuts, including the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit, which will help lift millions more Hispanic children out of poverty.

“The American Families Plan includes transformative educational investments for Hispanic communities, including additional funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Hispanic women are bearing the brunt of unemployment during the pandemic; we applaud President Biden’s efforts to support working families by making childcare more affordable.

“President Biden also recognized how immigrants have helped keep our county afloat during the pandemic through their contributions and work. Congress must act immediately to pass key bills, including the Dream and Promise Act, Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and the U.S. Citizenship Act. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus fully supports President Biden’s mission to get our country back on track and continue to build back better.”

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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.