Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dems Say Republican Health Plan is a Death Sentence for U.S. Latinos

On Wednesday, Democratic senators blasted Republicans’ proposed replacement for Obamacare as a “death sentence” for more than 6 million U.S. Latinos who will lose health care coverage. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that under the Senate Republican legislation roughly 22 million Americans will lose their health insurance by 2026; Latinos represent 6 million of […]

Latino Lawmakers Urge Rubio to Drop Nomination Hold

Florida Senator Marco Rubio continues to hold up the nomination of President Obama’s nominee to be ambassador to Mexico and now, after months of delay, 19 fellow Latino lawmakers are calling on Rubio to allow a full vote by the U.S. Senate, in a vote Roberta Jacobson, current Assistant Secretary of State for the Western […]

Record-setting Number of Latinos Will Serve in the 114th U.S. Congress

An unprecedented number of Latinos candidates were elected to congress on Tuesday. When the 114th Congress convenes in January, there will be 29 Latinos serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate according to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). NALEO’s Executive Director Arturo Vargas was […]

Final Vote on Immigration Bill Passage In Senate Tomorrow

          Tomorrow, a final vote in the Senate on the immigration reform bill could send the issue to the House of Representatives. “Now is the time to do it…I hope that we can get the strongest possible vote out of the Senate so that we can then move to the House […]

First Openly Gay Latina Confirmed to the Federal Judiciary

              Nitza Quiñones Alejandro became the first openly gay, Latina woman confirmed to the federal judiciary after a voice vote by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Puerto Rican judge was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Her appointment makes […]

CBO Report: Immigration Bill is an Economic Benefit For the Nation

          A Congressional Budget Office report finds that the Gang of Eight immigration bill now being debated in the U.S. Senate could provide economic benefits for the U.S. by decreasing the deficit and growing the economy. “The CBO has further confirmed what most conservative economists have found: reforming our immigration system […]