Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
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From September 15th to October 15th, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Hispanic Americans are the largest minority group in the U.S. today, and generations of Hispanic Americans have helped shape our country.
From September 15th to October 15th, it is Hispanic Heritage Month, when we recognize the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Here at Future Majority, we are grateful for our Hispanic lawmakers, who bring the lived experiences of Hispanic Americans to the halls of Congress.
This year, we are honoring the accomplishments of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Here are some of the greatest successes of the CHC within the last year:
- The caucus led eight congressional delegations to immigrant detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to shine a light on the civil rights issues at the border.
- The CHC joined forced with the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, and the Native American Caucus under on a variety of key issues.
- On June 6, 2019, House Democrats, under the leadership of CHC members Rep. Roybal-Allard and Rep. Velázquez, delivered their long-time promise to nearly a million DREAMERS by passing H.R. 6, the American Promise and Dream Act on a bipartisan basis and unanimously by House Democrats in a 237-187 vote.
- Over 75 of CHC’s immigration and border priorities were accepted in full or in part throughout seven appropriations bills helping shape key policy, spending priorities, and accountability measures in various government agencies.
Many of the CHC's members have had individual accomplishments throughout their time on the Hill:
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez introduced the Green New Deal with Sen. Ed Markey, which is one of the most progressive climate agendas ever introduced in Congress.
- Rep. Xochitl Torres Small was the primary sponsor on H.R. 1891, which established the White Sand National Park in the State of New Mexico as a unit of the National Park System and provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills that were enacted.
- Rep. Joaquin Castro is the current chair for the CHC and was a primary sponsor of H.R. 6315, which provided administrative support and flexibility to the Corporation for National and Community Service to respond to the COVID-19 national emergency as declared by the President under the National Emergencies Act. This bill was signed into law by the President.
Thank you to all of our Hispanic lawmakers for your dedication and leadership to making our country better, stronger and brighter!
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