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Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing

The Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing Task Force leads the CHC’s work in the areas of trade, commerce and manufacturing.  Additionally, the Task Force works on issues related to the financial services sector, such as banking, housing and the foreclosure crisis.  

Rep. Tony Cárdenas, Co-Chair
Rep. Grace Napolitano, Co-Chair
Rep. Henry Cuellar

More on Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, and 18 members of the CHC sent a letter calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Committee. The signers ask the Appropriation’s leaders to reject the President’s proposed FY2017 supplemental budget request for an additional $3 billion to implement his executive orders on border security and interior immigration enforcement.

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement on a letter sent to the Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, about Israeli Prime Minister using Twitter on Saturday evening to praise President Trump’s executive order authorizing construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border:

Feb 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham introduced the “Build Bridges Not Walls Act,” which would prohibit the implementation of President Trump’s executive order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border

Jan 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the leadership of the Congressional Quad-Caucus – which is composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) – issued statements condemning President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders, which were directly targeted at the immigrant community.

Mar 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members met with Secretary Tom Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The meeting was held on Capitol Hill at the request of the Caucus.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture has enormous implications for the Latino community, including its administration of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), as well as the National School Lunch Program.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are raising questions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s treatment of Latino farmers and ranchers.

Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Linda Sanchez of California and fellow Democrats Michelle Lujan-Grisham and Ben Ray Lujan, both of New Mexico, sent a letter to the agency last week and requested a meeting with Secretary Tom Vilsack.

They say many caucus members have received reports from constituents indicating significant civil rights violations and discrimination by the agency.

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Tri-Caucus — which is comprised of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC)— calls upon House leaders to set forth a bipartisan budget agreement in order to avert another government shutdown in December. 

Oct 2, 2012 Press Release


Washington D.C.:  Chairman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX 20) released the following statement regarding President Obama’s establishment of César Estrada Chávez National Monument in Keene, California. 

Chairman Charles Gonzalez:
“César Chávez is an American hero and I’m so glad his legacy is being honored with this monument. The monument has an even more special meaning since site was the headquarters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and the Chávez family home.

Jan 25, 2012 Press Release
Chairman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX 20) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ 7), chair of the CHC education task force, sent a letter this week to top federal education officials urging an investigation of whether an Arizona state law violates federal standards by targeting Tucson Unified School District’s successful Mexican-American Studies (MAS) program.
Oct 20, 2011 Press Release
Congressman Cardoza has been an outstanding public servant for the Central Valley of California and the Hispanic community and has shown that he is a steadfast leader for rural communities.