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Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Congressman G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) – issued the following statement after the U.S.

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.

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements denouncing Rep. Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) amendment to the 2016 defense funding bill, which would prevent undocumented young people brought to the United States as children – known as DREAMers – from serving in the military. Currently, select individuals can serve under special circumstances.

May 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, urging them to strike a provision from the FY2017 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill that would require the Library of Congress to use the terms “aliens” and “illegal aliens” in its subject headings.

May 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements opposing the reported plans by ICE to deport Central American refugees. The plans were first reported by Reuters yesterday.

Apr 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Speaker Paul Ryan.  The purpose of the meeting was to discuss priorities important to the Latino community.  At the top of the list was Puerto Rico. The meeting was productive and cordial.

Apr 18, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements on the U.S. v. Texas oral arguments. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments on expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

Apr 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members released the following statements on the Supreme Court’s 8-0 decision rejecting the one-person, one-vote rule.  In the ruling, the Supreme Court determined that voting districts should continue to be drawn using census population data, and not changed to count only eligible-voting citizens. 

Mar 18, 2016 Press Release

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Ranking Member Sander Levin urging them to oppose H.R. 4722, legislation that would require a Social Security number to claim the Child Tax Credit.

View a copy of the letter here:

Mar 17, 2016 Press Release

Linda Sánchez Statement on Republican Anti-Immigrant Amicus Brief Resolution

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Nov 3, 2015 In The News

Black, Hispanic and Asian American lawmakers said Tuesday that their constituents are particularly vulnerable to losing their right to vote if Congress doesn't pass legislation to restore a key provision of the federal Voting Rights Act that was tossed out two years ago by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nov 3, 2015 In The News

The decision by “Saturday Night Live” to invite Donald J. Trump as its host this week is no laughing matter — at least for the Hispanic and pro-immigration groups that have intensified their calls for Lorne Michaels, the show’s producer, to rescind the invitation.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus urged NBCUniversal and “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels to “disinvite” Donald Trump from hosting this weekend’s broadcast of the program due to the real-estate mogul and Presidential candidate’s recent remarks about Mexicans and Latinos.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

More pushback for NBC

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus now officially opposes Donald Trump’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, adding to a growing chorus of protests ahead of the event.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has voted to officially oppose Donald Trump's scheduled appearance to hostSaturday Night Live this coming weekend, and the group is urging NBC and SNL to "disinvite" The Donald, reports

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.

Oct 21, 2015 In The News

Washington.- Tanto el Congreso como los precandidatos presidenciales deben promover una agenda “pro-familia” que ayude a reducir los niveles de desempleo, brecha salarial y pobreza de los  hispanos, afirmaron este miércoles legisladores hispanos al divulgar un informe sobre la salud económica de los latinos en EEUU.

Oct 21, 2015 In The News

Los trabajadores hispanos en Estados Unidos ganan un28% menos de media que los ciudadanos estadounidenses caucásicos, y tienen menos presencia en la fuerza laboral industrial donde los salarios son más altos, según indica un informe publicado este miércoles por el Caucus Hispano del Congreso.

Oct 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – Increasing college enrollment rates among American-born Hispanics and a surge in Latina entrepreneurship aren’t enough to eliminate wage disparities that prevent Latino families from improving their economic well-being, a new report said.

Oct 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON – Hispanic workers in the U.S. earn 72 percent of what non-Latino whites are paid, according to a report presented Wednesday by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

“The Economic State of the Latino Community in America” was prepared by the CHC in collaboration with the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

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