Today's Date: April 24, 2024
Compass Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Food Waste on 8th Annual Stop Food Waste Day   •   Help at Home Acknowledges CMS Efforts to Enhance Quality, Accountability and Transparency in "Ensuring Access to Medicaid Servic   •   ERI’s John Shegerian Calls the Recycling of Electronics “the Most Urgently Needed Environmental Solution of Our Gene   •   Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) Celebrates Earth Day Across the Nation with Community Volunteer Events   •   Willing Warriors to Open PenFed Grand Lodge Offering Respite for Wounded Warriors and Families   •   First Annual Cultural Celebration Day in Lansing, Illinois Calls For Participants   •   Blue Bird to Report Fiscal 2024 Second Quarter Results on May 8, 2024   •   On the Road Lending Announces Expansion into North Carolina   •   Minister Patty Hajdu highlights budget investments in Lytton First Nation   •   The Atrium at Cardinal Drive Assisted Living Community Named One of the Country's Best by U.S. News & World Report for Secon   •   MONAT Global Announces The Growth Alliance with Eric Worre   •   New AARP Survey: 1 in 5 Americans Ages 50+ Have No Retirement Savings and Over Half Worry They Will Not Have Enough to Last in R   •   EY Announces Josh Matthews of Apkudo as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Mid-Atlantic Award Finalist   •   Iruka Hawaii Dolphin and Pearl Haven Celebrate Successful Marine Educational Event for Youth   •   Transmedia Group Excited to Place in Media Spotlight Larger-Than-Life Songwriter/Producer ZOEY TESS   •   AVI Systems and Technology Partners Team to Contribute More Than $110,000 to the AVIXA Foundation’s Brad Sousa Impact Fund   •   Ohmium Partners with Tata Projects to Advance Green Hydrogen Initiatives in India   •   The Fresh Market Elevates the Food Scene in Lakewood Ranch with Newest Store   •   Talking Math: WPI Researcher Neil Heffernan Leads Effort To Develop AI Math Tutor   •   Menopause Impacts More Than Half the Workforce, but Menopausal Support in the Workplace Is Critically Lacking: New Insights From
Bookmark and Share

Hispanic Caucus Elects New Leadership

WASHINGTON - The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) has announced the unanimous election of its leadership for the 112th Congress.  In elections held today, the CHC elected Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez (TX-20) as Chair, Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (TX-15) as 1st Vice Chair, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) as 2nd Vice Chair, and Congressman Dennis Cardoza (CA-18) as Whip.


“I am proud of what the CHC accomplished these past two years,” said Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez, current Chair of the CHC.  “Through investments in education, targeted assistance to small businesses and passage of the Recovery Act, we have fostered job growth while creating greater economic opportunity for Latinos.  The historic healthcare legislation expanded access to quality care, extending coverage to 8.8 million Latinos.  Equally important, last year, we passed a critical milestone with the appointment of the first Latina justice to the Supreme Court.  The CHC leadership team elected today will build on these successes, further advancing an agenda that benefits the entire Hispanic community.”


“I’m honored to have the support of my colleagues to lead the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the 112th Congress,” said Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez, the Chair-elect of the CHC. “Hispanics continue to be the fastest growing minority group in the U.S and the CHC is faced with unique challenges and opportunities to work together to find a common ground for real solutions.  As we rebuild our economy, create the much needed jobs, and build a world-class education system for our children, the CHC will continue to represent the Latino communities in order to create a strong and inclusive nation that values hard work and dedication to family.  Every American strives for freedom and a chance to build a better life, and we are dedicated to ensuring the same opportunities are available to our Latino communities.”


"I am honored to have been elected 1st Vice Chair to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. I, along with my colleagues in the CHC, will continue to work on the issues that affect our Latino community in the 112th Congress,” said Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, 1st Vice Chair-elect. “Together, CHC members will follow our new Chair, Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez, in our commitment to finding solutions to the problems facing our Hispanic communities. I look forward to serving in my capacity as the 1st Vice Chair of the CHC and as a U.S. Congressman. We will all work vigorously to address the challenges that face Latino families today.”

“I am I honored to be elected as the 2nd Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during the 112th Congress,” said Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, 2nd Vice Chair-elect.  “Our nation is facing a number of challenges.  I am humbled my colleagues have entrusted me with this position. I look forward to working on issues of importance to the Hispanic community including empowering students through educational opportunities, strengthening small businesses and our middle class, and looking out for our seniors and veterans.”

“I am honored to serve as the Whip for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus,” said Congressman Dennis Cardoza, the Whip-elect.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues to address the most pressing issues facing the Hispanic community. Additionally, I look forward to this unique platform from which I can advocate the moderate values, and the unique challenges and needs, of those I represent in the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley of California.”

 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News