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Jul 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has formally endorsed the Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, which would reform the military justice system by moving the decision to prosecute serious crimes in the military from the chain of command.

Jul 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to congressional police reform negotiators Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Congressmember Karen Bass (CA-37) to share proposed policing reforms that would be particularly impactful to Latino communities.

Jul 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed the bicameral Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Adam Smith (WA-09), and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07). The legislation ends the use of private detention facilities and increases oversight, accountability, and transparency measures.

Jul 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 454, the Protect Patriot Parents Act, introduced by CHC Member Rep. Salud Carbajal (CA-24). The Protect Patriot Parents Act would make parents of U.S. military service members eligible to adjust for Lawful Permanent Resident status without needing to leave the U.S. Following the endorsement, CHC Chair Dr. Ruiz and Rep.

Jun 30, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed the bipartisan Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2021, introduced by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08). The bill is co-led by CHC Member Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Rep. Grace Meng, and Rep. Jeff Van Drew.

Jun 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Smithsonian Board of Regents announced appointments to the Board of Trustees for the forthcoming National Museum of the American Latino.

Jun 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the highest-ranking Latino in the U.S. Congress, and Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15) have introduced a bicameral resolution recognizing the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month. Following the introduction, CHC Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the subsequent statement:

Jun 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 2922, the Elder Abuse Protection Act of 2021, introduced by CHC Member Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29). The Elder Abuse Protection Act would prevent elder abuse and exploitation and improve the justice system’s response to victims in elder abuse and exploitation cases.

Jun 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of former Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small as Undersecretary of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Following the announcement, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the subsequent statement:

Jun 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus–composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Congressional Black Caucus  (CBC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led more than 60 of their colleagues in a letter to Congressional leadership and President Biden to close the Medicaid “coverage gap” in the forthcoming American Families

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