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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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Dec 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- A separate redistricting case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday has a Hispanic congressmen worried it could lead to giving the majority Anglo population a new tool to maintain political control despite changing demographics.

Dec 8, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday over a Texas case that sought to clarify what “one person, one vote” means in American politics, some justices questioned the argument that the state's current system diminishes the power of some voters. And others considered arguments that would upend how voters are sorted into legislative districts.  

Dec 8, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON— Hispanic lawmakers are watching a case before the Supreme Court today with alarm, fearing as many as 55 percent of Latinos could be left out when drawing districts, if the state loses.

Dec 8, 2015 In The News

La idea de "un hombre un voto", principio básico de la democracia, podría tener implicaciones no previstas para el funcionamiento del sistema electoral de Texas y eventualmente de Estados Unidos.

Dec 8, 2015 In The News

Latino politicians and advocacy groups have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of a case that may affect the almost 55 percent of the Latino population.

Nov 24, 2015 In The News

CNNMoney) - NBC enfrenta presión por parte de legisladores hispanos para que se disculpe por permitir que Donald Trump presentara "Saturday Night Live", pero la cadena parece estar poco dispuesta a disculparse por un problema que fue creado por el productor de "SNL", Lorne Michaels, según se enteró CNN.

Nov 19, 2015 In The News

NBC News President Deborah Turness needs a lesson in cultural sensitivity.

Turness angered members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a meeting Wednesday by first referring to undocumented immigrants as “illegals,” and then speaking in Spanish in an attempt to pander to those present.

Nov 18, 2015 In The News

Hispanic lawmakers hoped a meeting with top executives from MSNBC and NBC News Wednesday would smooth over hard feelings from Donald Trump’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, it had the opposite effect.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued a statement Monday asking "Saturday Night Live" and parent company NBC Universal to "disinvite" Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from hosting SNL on November 7.

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