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Healthcare

The Healthcare Task Force focuses on ensuring Latinos have access to affordable health care.  Additionally, the Task Force focuses on public health, prevention, and health disparities.

Members:
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Co-Chair
Rep. Raul Ruiz, Co-Chair
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi

More on Healthcare

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and CHC Task Force Chairs for Health Care, Education and Immigration sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen opposing the agency’s proposed rule to expand the definition of public charge, which would be harmful to hardworking immigrant families at the expense of children’s health and well-being.
 
Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), and 19 Members of the CHC sent a letter to Senate Leadership expressing deep concerns and strong opposition to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

“The American people deserve a justice that will uphold and protect the rights of all those living in the United States. Unfortunately, a thorough review of Judge Kavanaugh’s record demonstrates that he falls considerably short of this critical standard,” the Members wrote.

Sep 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led members of the Hispanic Caucus in asking Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about the conditions at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas that led to the

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—  Members of the Tri-Caucus sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in opposition to the Trump Administration’s recently announced plan to weaken federal clean car standards. The bicameral letter, which was led by U.S. Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Doris Matsui (CA-06), A.

Jun 4, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – 12 Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Representatives Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to highlight concerns with the department’s plan to significantly increase rent and work requirements for millions of low income families who rely on federal housing assistance. Nearly 20 percent of all households living in public housing or receiving Housing Choice Vouchers identify as Latino.
May 30, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued this statement on findings from a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and other institutions that estimated 4,645 excess deaths as a result of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico:
 
May 23, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Tri-Caucus Chairs – composed of Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Cedric Richmond (LA-02) – as well as U.S.
May 23, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – 21 Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) and CHC Civil Rights Task Force Chair Representative Darren Soto (FL-09), sent a letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross outlining their concerns with proposed changes to the 2020 census. The inclusion of a citizenship question, as well as, unresolved issues from the 2010 Census jeopardizing the accuracy of the 2020 Census, potentially taking billions of dollars in federal funds and accurate congressional representation from communities across the country. 

May 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement after the House voted on a bipartisan basis to defeat Republicans’ partisan Farm Bill, in a 198-213 vote:
 
“The flawed, partisan Farm Bill should have been rejected solely because its harmful provisions would increase hunger, poverty and hardship for American families and children, while also leaving farmers and ranchers behind.
 
May 17, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), CHC Agriculture Task Force Chair Representative Jim Costa (CA-16) and 20 CHC Members sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan outlining their concerns with H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 and urging him to oppose its passage.