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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.

Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Members met with Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The meeting was held on Capitol Hill at the request of the Caucus. 

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Oct 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Linda T. Sánchez , Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), sent the following letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell following the release of the Republican spending plan. The resolution ignores the dire need in Flint, Michigan, a low-income, minority-majority city.

 

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. 

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Oct 21, 2015 In The News

The average U.S. Latino worker is earning less compared to non-Hispanic whites. According to a report by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Latinos are behind the majority white population on several important economic factors, such as employment and income.

Oct 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC -- Among today's Latino population, there are signs of untapped potential as well as progress.

Three-quarters of those born in the U.S. have high school degrees compared to only half for foreign-born Hispanics, and Latinos are enrolling in college in greater numbers than any other group.

Sep 30, 2015 In The News

A coalition of national Latino organizations is campaigning to expand pension access for more millions of Latinos working on their retirement plan, and Latino lawmakers are helping engage the debate.

Sep 30, 2015 In The News

A coalition of national Latino organizations is campaigning to expand pension access for more millions of Latinos working on their retirement plan, and Latino lawmakers are helping engage the debate.

Sep 24, 2015 In The News

Washington.- En un histórico discurso ante el Congreso, el Papa Francisco urgió este jueves una solución “humana” al problema de los inmigrantes indocumentados en EEUU, ante el mismo Legislativo que durante años les ha negado una reforma migratoria.

Sep 23, 2015 In The News

Varios congresistas latinos expresaron hoy su deseo de que la visita del papa Francisco a Washington, y su discurso de este jueves ante el pleno del Congreso, reactive el debate migratorio en el país y también sirva para abordar los retos que enfrenta el mundo por el

Sep 22, 2015 In The News

The arrival of Pope Francis in Washington this week marks a momentous — and deeply personal — occasion for Latino Catholics, who have seen the influence of the first Latino pope extend far beyond members of the church.

“In general, he’s moving the public in such a way that he’ll get his way on a number of issues,” said Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), who is Catholic.

Sep 19, 2015 In The News

Every lawmaker on Capitol Hill has a cause that could use a boost from a powerful person’s endorsement — and next week there won’t be a more influential seal of approval than one from Pope Francis.

Sep 17, 2015 In The News

Un grupo de congresistas hispanos de EE.UU. advirtió hoy a los 54 millones de latinos que viven en el país de que, "si no votan, no tienen voz", y, por ello, les invitó a inscribirse en el registro electoral y a solicitar la ciudadanía estadounidense para ejercer su derecho al voto.

Sep 17, 2015 In The News

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) held a press conference Thursday morning and urged the Latino community to get involved in the Democratic process.

The news conference was held on Capitol Hill amid Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on Sept. 15 runs through Oct. 15.

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