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Mar 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, at the start of National Farmworkers Week (March 25-31), U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) announced legislation to ensure the safety and health of workers who are exposed to dangerous heat conditions in the workplace.

Mar 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) COVID-19 Task Force met with pharmacy executives from Albertsons, Southeastern Grocers, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Programs & Services/AmerisourceBergen, Ahold Delhaize Pharmacy Brands, and LeaderNET and The Medicine Shoppe/Cardinal Health to learn about the pharmacies’ efforts to ensure an equitable distribution

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Mar 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, March 16th, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin expressing concerns about reports of right-wing radicalism and white supremacy extremism within U.S. military ranks.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bipartisan bills: H.R. 6 the Dream and Promise Act, introduced by CHC Member and Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) and H.R.

Mar 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Xavier Becerra to serve as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Mr. Becerra was a Member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and served over two decades in the House of Representatives. CHC Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to his confirmation:

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Guzman will be the first Latina to serve in President Biden’s cabinet. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to her confirmation:

Mar 15, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C.—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Dr. Raul Ruiz formally announced the Chairs and Membership of five CHC Task Forces that have already been working this Congress to advance CHC’s bold legislative agenda in parallel with Congressional leaders and President Biden’s agenda.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion bill put forward by President Biden and Democrats in Congress to address the continuing economic and health crises caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mar 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 2, 2021, the President issued Executive Order 14,012, directing the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to review the implementation of the public charge ground of inadmissibility.

Mar 9, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act is the most comprehensive workers’ rights legislation since the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

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Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Tensions between liberal Democrats and President Obama are bubbling up as the president heads to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to deliver his final State of the Union address to a restless ­Congress.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's (basically nonexistent) comments on immigration during his final State of the Union address left out at least one big item: controversial deportation raids on families that are inflaming tensions between the White House and Democrats.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama comes to Congress on Tuesdayfor the State of the Union, he'll be facing a bit of insurrection within his own party.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

The escalating tensions between Democrats and the Obama administration over its deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants burst into public view on Tuesday, with more than 140 House members blasting the roundups and the White House dispatching a top official to Capitol Hill in a vain effort to quell the furor.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration raids have wrenched open new divides between President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, including the woman who hopes to replace him, Hillary Clinton.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Democratic furor over the Obama administration’s immigration raids erupted Tuesday when a senior White House official was summoned to the Capitol to meet with angry lawmakers and a top Senate Democrat pressed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to pause the controversial operations.

 

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

The Obama administration is turning to the United Nations to help screen migran

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Congressional Democrats continue to tangle with the Obama administration over a series of immigration raids carried out over the holidays as President Obama prepared for his final State of the Union address to Congress.

Jan 9, 2016 In The News

President Obama had long endured the “deporter-in-chief” label, shedding it only in 2014 when he used executive action to stop the removal of millions of otherwise law-abiding immigrants in the U.S. illegally.

Jan 8, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress, outraged over the Obama administration's pursuit of Central American migrant families for deportation, on Friday called for a halt and new protections for undocumented people from three crime-infested countries.

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