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Jun 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Secretary Ken Salazar as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. If confirmed, Salazar will be the third Mexican American and fourth Hispanic to hold the post.

Following the announcement, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the subsequent statement:

Jun 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced the nomination of Dr. Cynthia Telles for U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica. Following the announcement, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the subsequent statement:

Jun 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Ricardo Zúñiga, Department of State Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle, to discuss the Biden Administration’s plan to identify and address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States. Following the meeting, CHC Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz released the statement below:

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 2529, the Mental Health for Latinos Act of 2021, H.R. 721, the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2021, and H.R. 2480, the Immigrants’ Mental Health Act of 2021.

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Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, June 15th, 2021, marks nine years since President Barack Obama announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, offering protections to millions of people known as “Dreamers” who were brought to the United States at a young age. The program does not offer Dreamers permanent protections or a pathway to citizenship.

Jun 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has endorsed H.R. 801, the Expanding Medical Education Act, introduced by CHC Member Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16). The Expanding Medical Education Act would provide $1 billion in funding for medical school construction, expansion, and training in underserved communities that lack quality access to quality healthcare.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to discuss strengthening the rights and working conditions of workers, including OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, the status of American Rescue Plan provisions—such as COBRA unemployment benefits—and the importance of having robust Latino representation acro

May 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced plans to close the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the following statement after the announcement:

May 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members met with Vice President Harris to discuss the Northern Triangle. Following the meeting, CHC Chair Dr. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) released the statement below:

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