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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

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:

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.

Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) released the following statements condemning Speaker Paul Ryan’s announcement that House Republicans will force a vote on a resolution authorizing the filing of a legal brief that supports halting the President’s immigration executive actions.  The Supreme Court is hearing United States v.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today the Puerto Rico Health Crisis Coalition (PRHCC), members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and local healthcare leaders held a briefing on the healthcare challenges facing Puerto Rico. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and New York Congressman Jose Serrano gave brief remarks in support of solutions to the Island’s healthcare inequities.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Puerto Rico Healthcare Crisis Coalition (PRHCC) invite members of the press to attend a briefing on the “Healthcare Challenges Facing Puerto Rico” on Tues., February 2nd at 3pm at the Cannon House Office Building Room 234.

Jan 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda T. Sánchez and First Vice Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham marked the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Act allows women to challenge pay discrimination in court.

Jan 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Linda T. Sánchez issued the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to hear United States v. Texas. The justices have agreed to take up the Administration’s appeal of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the decision by a lower court to halt Obama’s immigration actions.


In The News

Sep 14, 2015 In The News

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have requested data from the Department of Justice regarding Latinos and the police.

Representatives from the group asked the DOJ to release stats on the number of Latinos that have been killed as a result of police action.

Jul 30, 2015 In The News

Washington. EFE- Un grupo de congresistas demócratas de EE.UU. exigió hoy a los republicanos que “restauren” la histórica Ley del Derecho al Voto, de la que se cumplen 50 años, aprobando una legislación destinada a proteger los derechos civiles de las minorías en todos los estados del país.

Jul 28, 2015 In The News

MERCEDES, RGV – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has welcomed a federal judge’s ruling that immigrant women and children should be released from the “substandard” and “deplorable” family detention centers they are housed in.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

House GOP leaders have won over one of the most ardent immigration hardliners for a bill to defund “sanctuary cities” that shield illegal immigrants in a sign it won't face backlash from the right.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

As Republican candidate Donald Trump goes to the U.S.-Mexican border on Thursday, the House of Representatives will have its own debate on immigration, as lawmakers take up a GOP plan that would restrict police funding for cities that don’t help the feds with illegal immigration.

“Elected officials are actively choosing not to follow immigration law,” said Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX).

Jul 22, 2015 In The News

Argumentando que las “ciudades santuario” son un refugio para criminales, la Cámara de Representantes, bajo control republicano, prepara para hoy jueves  el voto de una medida que eliminaría los fondos para jurisdicciones que se nieguen a colaborar con las autoridades de inmigración.

Jul 9, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) was a child, he remembers walking through the grocery store with his mother as judgmental whispers were directed her way.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

Donald Trump has declared that he will “win the Latino vote” in the 2016 presidential election, despite his declaration upon announcing his candidacy that Mexicans seeking immigration to the US were “rapists”.

Jul 8, 2015 In The News

A team of Congressional Democrats on Wednesday introduced a bill that would make community college free for two years and help cover the costs of a four-year degree at minority-serving institutions, pushing forward

Jul 2, 2015 In The News

Hace 20 años la proposición antiinmigrante 187 cambió la composición política de California con el voto latino, en 2012 la frase de “auto-deportación” le costó la presidencia al republicano Mitt Romney, ahora los demócratas esperan que sea Donald Trump, con sus comentarios antimexicanos, quien les ayude a mantener la Casa Blanca en 2016.