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Readout of CHC Meeting with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden

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. 

Caucus Members had a constructive meeting with CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden. They raised several issues during the meeting including, their concerns over the increasing spread of Zika in Puerto Rico, their efforts to ensure bipartisan funding is passed in Congress, and their push in educating Latino populations and engaging with academic and research institutions.

Director Frieden stated his commitment to ensuring that funding is used efficiently, highlighted CDC’s work with centers of excellence, and discussed CDC’s outreach in Puerto Rico. Among other activities to protect Americans, he discussed that the FDA is requiring screening of blood supplies.


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.