Congressional Hispanic Caucus Meets with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg
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:
“I would like to thank Secretary Pete Buttigieg for meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to discuss the American Jobs Plan,” said Chair Dr. Ruiz. “The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated existing racial and ethnic disparities. With the Biden Administration, we now have an opportunity to invest in underserved Hispanic communities as we work to build back better.
“The CHC will work closely with Secretary Buttigieg and the Biden Administration to advance equity in infrastructure investments, address environmental justice issues, and create employment opportunities for Hispanics within the DOT workforce, while also increasing contract opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg and the Administration to advance the American Jobs Plan through Congress and provide much-needed investments in our communities.”
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.