Press Releases

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

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.

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