Jun 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) introduced H. Res. 453, a Resolution to formally recognize June as Immigrant Heritage Month.
Jun 20, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement to mark World Refugee Day:
The proposed rule would displace more than 55,000 children who are legal U.S. residents or citizens
WASHINGTON— The Tri-Caucus – which includes the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and Congressional Asian-Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) – called on Department of Housing (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to reverse his decision to target immigrant and mixed-status households by barring them from federal housing subsidies, which would exacerbate the affordable housing crisis and effectively evict hundreds of thousands of families. This letter follows a recent HUD policy change to deny federal housing loans to DACA recipients, which was announced by Len Wolfson last week, marking yet another expansion of the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant agenda.
WASHINGTON — Today, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) held a press conference to introduce the Humanitarian Standards for Individuals in CBP Act, authored by Congressman Raul Ruiz MD (CA-36). This bill would establish humanitarian and health standards to ensure that immigrants in US custody are treated with dignity and respect. Below are remarks as delivered by Congressman Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus:
Jun 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON—After a series of meetings with the Chief Executive Officers and Presidents of insulin manufacturers last month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is requesting that another major actor in the insulin supply chain, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) work to deliver insulin at affordable prices. CHC called on the Chief Executive Officers and Presidents of CVS Health, UnitedHealth Group, and Express Scripts Holding Company – three of the leading PBMs, who manage prescription drug benefits for 180 million Americans – to meet with the Caucus and discuss actions PBMs can take to ensure insulin is affordable to all Americans. PBMs help oversee the availability of insulin products under health insurance plans and at pharmacies by managing what drugs are placed on formularies, contracting with pharmacies, and negotiating rebates with manufacturers.
Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released the following statement on the passage of the Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6:
WASHINGTON— Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) agreed to open an investigation into the backlog of immigration cases of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) following a request from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and House Democrats to ensure that the agency was fulfilling its mandate and ensure good governance. The request was led by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and signed by over 80 other House Democrats.
WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (CA-37), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair Judy Chu (CA-27) – released the following statement on recently uncovered documents from late-Republican strategist Thomas B. Hofeller and its implications on the Trump Administration’s inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census:
May 29, 2019 Press Release
NMAAHC Director is First Person of Color and 14th Secretary Chosen to Lead the Institution
WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – celebrated the appointment of Lonnie G. Bunch III, the current Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, as the first person of color chosen to lead the Smithsonian Institution in its 173 year history.
May 25, 2019 Press Release
With 6 children dead in 8 month, there is an alarming pattern of death
WASHINGTON— Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Leaders called on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Director Scott Lloyd to provide answers to Congress on the death of Darlyn Valle, a 10 year old migrant from El Salvador, in HHS ORR custody. Darlyn died in September 2018. Her death was not reported to the public or Congress and only became known eight months later when the news media broke a story on her death on May 22, 2019.