Saturday, September 21, 2019

DNC Chair Expresses No Regret for Use of Profanity to Condemn GOP

Tom Perez was elected to lead the Democratic Party in late February, and his recent use of profanity has him under fire from the Republican party, with his comments quickly becoming fodder for conservative blogs and Fox news. While speaking to the New Jersey Working Families Alliance last week, Perez expressed no regrets in declaring […]

Senate Votes to Move Forward with Vote to Confirm Mari Carmen Aponte’s Nomination

The Senate today finally voted to end the debate on Mari Carmen Aponte’s nomination as ambassador to El Salvador. As previously reported on La Plaza, Aponte’s nomination has been awaiting confirmation since December 2011, when a Republican filibuster blocked the Senate’s ability to move forward to a vote. She has been serving as a recess […]

Urgent Action Needed: Mari Carmen Aponte’s Nomination Still Awaiting Confirmation

Democrats are expected to bring a vote to the Senate floor as early as Wednesday on the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte as U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, and Senator Marco Rubio is feeling the pressure from leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to follow through on his pledge to rally Republican votes to finally […]