Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Sends a Letter to the President-Elect

In a letter sent to the Obama transition team late Tuesday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus formally asked President-Elect Obama to consider a number of Hispanic legislators for his Cabinet.

The members of Congress whom the CHC is supporting include Congressman John Salazar (D-CO) for Secretary of Agriculture, Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX) for Secretary of Education, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) for Secretary of the Interior, Hilda Solis (D-CA) for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Linda Sanchez (D-CA.) for Secretary of Labor.

As reported last week, Grijalva’s name has been floated as a possibility for Secretary of the Interior, but the others are not yet thought to be on any of Obama’s shortlists for Cabinet-level positions.

“We understand that the incoming administration will have a vast pool of talent from which to choose,” reads a portion of the letter obtained by The Hill. “The individuals we have endorsed constitute the best talent while reflecting the diversity that is so valued by President-elect Obama.”

The Obama transition team said it did not want to speculate on who might or might not fill Cabinet positions that have not been announced.

The Hill