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Diversity and Inclusion

This Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leads the CHC's efforts in promoting a diverse workforce on Capitol Hill, in the Federal Government and in Corporate America.   

Members:
Rep Ruben Gallego, Co-Chair
Senator Robert Menendez, Co-Chair
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer to discuss ways to keep families together and protect immigrants from President Trump’s draconian immigration policies.

Mar 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement, calling on Speaker Ryan and Republican leaders to remove Congressman Steve King from his position as Chair of the Constitution and Civil Justice Judiciary Subcommittee:

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), CHC Immigration Task Force Chair Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL-04), and CHC Education and Labor Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03) sent a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas D. Homan to express outrage at a series of tweets that ICE issued on March 9, 2017 regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.

Mar 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) are hosting a series of events that will highlight the impact of immigration policy on the lives of everyday people. This comes as the Trump Administration ramps up immigration enforcement activity and takes a draconian stance on immigration policy.  

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement after Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly confirmed that the Administration is considering a policy that will separate children and mothers seeking asylum as they enter the country from Latin America:

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Michelle Lujan Grisham released the following statement in response to President-Elect Trump’s final nominee to his Cabinet:

“Mr. Trump’s decision to exclude Hispanics from serving in his Cabinet is inexcusable and deeply damaging to our representative democracy. The President-Elect has dangerously signaled that the people who advise the President do not need to represent all of America.

Dec 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Latina members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements in observance of Latina Equal Pay Day, which raises awareness about the stark wage gap faced by Latina workers. For each dollar that their white male counterparts earn, Latinas are paid only 54 cents, leading to an estimated cumulative loss of around $1 million in potential income per Latina over a 40-year period. Latinas face the largest wage gap among all racial and ethnic groups.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements in response to this weekend’s shooting in Orlando, Florida. 49 people were killed and 53 more were wounded during an LGBT dance club “Latin Flavor” night. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Mar 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC- Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement on the nomination of U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to the United States Supreme Court: