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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Secretary Cardona

Jul 23, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met virtually with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to advocate for Hispanic students. Following the meeting, CHC Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz released the following statement:

“I would like to thank U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona for meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to discuss equity in the American Families Plan and advancing education for Hispanic students,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “The CHC will work closely with Secretary Cardona to increase funding for Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), support English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and increase diversity in the teacher workforce. We look forward to working with Secretary Cardona and the Biden-Harris Administration to provide much-needed investments in our communities.”

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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.