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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona for U.S. Secretary of Education

Dec 22, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON — TodayDecember 22, 2020, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20) and Chair-elect Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following joint statement on the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona for U.S. Secretary of Education:

“Amidst an unprecedented crisis with COVID-19 exacerbating educational inequity, we applaud the nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona, an experienced educator and visionary leader, to lead the Department of Education. A son of Puerto Rican parents who lived in public housing, Dr. Cardona brings a valuable perspective and record of results as a public school teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, adjunct professor, and the first Latino Education Commissioner of Connecticut. We look forward to working closely with Dr. Cardona to advance Latino excellence in education and improve the lives of all American families.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will continue pushing for a Latina to serve in President-elect Biden’s cabinet. It would be a grave misrepresentation for Latinas to be absent from the cabinet, and there are many well-qualified, talented Latinas ready to lead a department.”  

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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.