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Diversity and Inclusion

This Diversity and Inclusion Task Force leads the CHC's efforts in promoting a diverse workforce on Capitol Hill, in the Federal Government and in Corporate America.   

Members:
Rep Ruben Gallego, Co-Chair
Senator Robert Menendez, Co-Chair
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

More on Diversity and Inclusion

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus issued the statement below celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and highlighting the incredible contributions Hispanic men and women have made to our country.

Sep 14, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and members of CHC leadership sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, Chairman Shelby, and Chairman Freilinghuysen calling for a reduction in funding for DHS’s harmful immigration enforcement infrastructure including detention beds, ICE and Border Patrol agents, and border militarization. 
 
Aug 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement on the 6 year anniversary of the implementation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by the Obama administration.  

Aug 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  –  Today, Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) led by Congressman Darren Soto, Chair of the CHC Taskforce on Voting and Civil Rights, sent a letter to the Department of Commerce expressing strong opposition to the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Today’s letter was submitted as part of the Department of the Commerce’s  U.S. Census Bureau public comment period, which ends August 7, 2018.

Jul 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – released the following joint statement in response to a test of Amazon’s facial recognition platform that misidentified 28 members of Congress, a disproportionate number of whom were people of color, as people who have been arrested for a crime.

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting with Linda McMahon, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Jul 10, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court:
 
Jun 15, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) joined House Democratic Leadership; members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; and Dreamers for a press conference this morning to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Below are the Chair’s remarks and here is a link to video of the press conference: 
 
Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus urges the House to oppose the ‘‘Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018’’:
 
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.