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Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

The Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights Task Force works to protect the civil rights, housing and voting rights of the Latino community.  The task force oversees issues such as the Voting Rights Act, hate crimes, and housing fairness.

Members:
Rep. José Serrano, Co-Chair
Rep. Norma Torres, Co-Chair
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

More on Civil Rights, Housing, and Voting Rights

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) and House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement announcing that House Democrats are beginning the process to launch a discharge petition that would force a vote on the bipartisan, bicameral DREAM Act, which would provide a permanent solution to protect DREAMers. Tonight, H. Res. 508 was introduced, which discharges H.R. 1084, the Today's American Dream Act, and substitutes the text of H.R. 3440, the DREAM Act.

Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
Washington D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement on a report that House Republicans are planning to cut $876 million from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief account to finance the President’s border wall:
 
Aug 31, 2017 Press Release
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August 26, 2017
 
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after President Trump pardoned former Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio and issued a memo banning transgender Americans from enlisting in the military: 

Aug 18, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement urging President Trump not to issue a pardon for former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. This statement comes on the heels of reports that the President said that he was “seriously considering” issuing a pardon for Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. 
 
Aug 15, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, the leadership of the Congressional Quad-Caucus – which is composed of chairs of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) – and Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman David Cicilline sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for the immediate removal of Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and Stephen Miller from the White House. Bannon, Gorka and Miller serve as senior advisors to the President.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - On Friday, July 28th, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez and 117 colleagues introduced the American Hope Act of 2017. Recent actions by State Attorneys General and the Trump Administration have put the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in peril. This bill would provide a permanent legislative solution for the more than 800,000 young people enrolled in DACA and put thousands of others on a path to earn permanent legal residency and eventual citizenship if they meet certain requirements.
 
Jul 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Members of the CHC sent a letter to the National Association of Secretaries of State to voice strong concern for possible privacy violations and voter suppression following requests for voter information from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
 
Jul 7, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) – sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Elizabeth DeVos to voice serious concerns about the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to protecting the civil rights of the nation’s students.