Congressional Hispanic Caucus Endorses and Celebrates Senate Passage of Hispanic Heritage Month Resolution

Oct 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On October 18, 2021, the U.S. Senate adopted the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)-endorsed Hispanic Heritage Month Resolution (S. Res.417), introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and (H.Res.706) Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29). The Hispanic Heritage Month resolution celebrates the contributions of the millions of Hispanics across the United States.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is proud to endorse the Hispanic Heritage Month Resolution,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “With over 60.6 million Hispanic Americans living in the United States, it is imperative that we recognize and celebrate their contributions to the economy, culture, and identity of the United States. Not only do we celebrate how we have benefitted from Hispanic entrepreneurs, servicemembers, scientists, educators, and more, but also recognize the future contributions Hispanic youth will bring to our nation. I thank Senator Menendez and Congressman Cárdenas for their leadership in introducing this resolution.”


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.