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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

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.


In The News

Jun 12, 2015 In The News

Pass by a bus stop in downtown Los Angeles and you’ll see the faces of those waiting to use public transportation are diverse. Women, seniors, college students, African-Americans and Latinos take various forms of public transportation to get to work, school or even just to get connected to society.

Latinos rely especially heavily on public transportation.

Jun 11, 2015 In The News

El Caucus Hispano del Congreso de Estados Unidos (CHC, por su sigla en inglés) instó hoy a los líderes de ambas cámaras del Legislativo estadounidense a que tomen medidas ante la situación financiera de Puerto Rico.

May 14, 2015 In The News

House Democratic leaders on Thursday ripped Republicans as "xenophobic" for the GOP's effort to prevent illegal immigrants from serving in the armed forces.

Apr 8, 2015 In The News

LOS ANGELES >> Democratic Party members of the House Natural Resources Committee came to the L.A. River on Wednesday to talk about blocking Republican bills that would limit the federal Clean Air and Clean Water acts of the 1970s.

Apr 6, 2015 In The News

Grupos de congresistas, ayuntamientos, gobiernos estatales, estudiantes y hasta expertos legales se unieron para firmar y presentar diversos "amicus curiae" a favor de las medidas migratorias del presidente Barack Obama ante la corte federal de apelaciones que evalúa su caso.

Mar 27, 2015 In The News

Two people emerging as possible candidates to run for retiring veteran Sen. Harry Reid’s seat in Nevada are Latinos — Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval and former Democratic state Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

Shortly after he announced his retirement Friday, Reid, who is 75, endorsed Cortez Masto to run for his seat.

Mar 26, 2015 In The News

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has released a statement condemning the Republican budget for 2016, recently approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The CHC argues the budget will hurt working-class and middle-class families, including Latino families, and undo many safety nets.

Mar 24, 2015 In The News

Washington, D.C - El liderazgo latino demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes tienen un mensaje para el senador republicano por Texas y ahora precandidato presidencial, Ted Cruz:  que “abra los ojos” y desista de ideas para eliminar “Obamacare” y otros programas que

Feb 15, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — For Representative Norma J. Torres, a freshman Democrat from California’s 35th District, the debate over immigration policy is intensely personal.

Jan 27, 2015 In The News

Eight years after walking out on the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in protest of the treatment of female members, Rep. Linda Sánchez finds herself in charge of the Latino lawmakers' group, with another woman as her lieutenant.