Saturday, May 15, 2021

Women Absent as Republican Leaders of the House in Incoming Congress

Following a day of closed meetings, the House Republican Steering Committee elected a committee of chairs consisting of all male lawmakers for the incoming 113th Congress. On Tuesday, House Speaker John Boehner announced the 19 House GOP committee chairs. Of the 19 members, none were women or minorities. However, Politico explains that there is the […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Leader Pelosi is a Tremendous Asset for the American People”

Following House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s decision to remain in leadership in Congress, the question about her being good for the Democratic Party has been making its rounds. As a woman and a Latina Democrat, I cannot be more thrilled that she continues to be our leader in the House, and believe she is an […]

U.S. Representative Charlie Gonzalez Will Retire in 2012

U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez (TX-D), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and 14-year Congress veteran, announced he will not be seeking reelection in 2012. “Serving in Congress has been a privilege,” said Gonzalez in a press release. “But today my obligation and responsibility to family will keep me from seeking another term, while at the […]

Latinos Drive Reapportionment Yet Increased Representation Uncertain

The first glimpse of the 2010 Census Data about a month ago revealed the obvious, states gaining congressional seats were those whose populations were fueled by growth in the Latino population.  Despite this fact, it remains uncertain how much representation Latinos will actually gain in effect. The country saw an increase in population by 10% […]

DREAM Act Faces Senate Battle after Passage in House

Millions of undocumented students may be one step closer to having their dreams of officially calling the US “home” come true today if the Senate approves the DREAM Act. The legislation, which was first introduced a decade ago, overcame its second-to-last hurdle in the Congress late last night after the House passed it with a […]

Border Security Bill Could Be Taken Up During Emergency Session

  Called into an emergency session for one day by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, today the House may move on the border security bill passed by the Senate last week. As reported by La Plaza, last week the Senate unanimously passed a $600 million bill that would increase the number of agents along […]