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Feb 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The Biden Administration has authorized $1.3 billion in aid for Puerto Rico to help protect against future climate disasters. Restrictions on another $4.9 billion are being eased.

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to the National Governors Association (NGA) urging governors to follow CDC guidance in distributing vaccines to food and agriculture workers to help eliminate Latino health inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Mayorkas will be the first immigrant and first Hispanic to lead the department. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to his confirmation:

Feb 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Saturday, over 100 Democratic lawmakers sent a letter led by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to express their commitment to including a pathway to citizenship for essential workers, TPS holders, and Dreamers in the COVID-19 budget reconciliation package.

Jan 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, President Joe Biden signed four executive actions to confront systemic racism and advance racial equity. The executive actions will direct the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take necessary steps to redress racially discriminatory federal housing policies that have contributed to wealth inequality for generations.

Jan 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) voted to appoint Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) to the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Latino. Congressman Cárdenas helped shepherd the bill through the House which was included in the spending package last year.

Jan 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) welcomed Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) to the CHC. Senator Padilla marks history in becoming the first Hispanic to serve California in the U.S. Senate.

Jan 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — TodayJanuary 20th, 2021, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statement after two-thirds of CHC Members voted to endorse H.R. 335 – Legal exception necessary to appoint Lloyd J. Austin III as President-elect Biden’s Secretary of Defense:

Jan 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, President Joe Biden fulfilled his commitment to address our immigration system by unveiling immigration executive actions and sending an immigration bill, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, to Congress on Day One.

Jan 19, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez, Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Immigration Task Force (Task Force), and Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), today announced the CHC Immigration Principles for the 117th Congress.

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