Spending package

House Approves $1.3T Spending Package With $210B Emergency Money

The House approved on Friday the six-bill bundle spending package worth $1.3 trillion, including $210 billion for emergency funding of federal agencies in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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National Milestone: New Mexico May Send All-Female, All-Colored US Delegation to Congress

More women are seeking nominations in the state's six primary races for seats in Congress. In each of the races, there is at least one Latin or Native American hopeful.
Barack Obama

President Obama Buries Last Remnant of Cold War, Calls for End to Cuban Embargo

President Barack Obama has called on the U.S. Congress to lift the Cuban embargo and abandon the policy that has benefited no one in Cuba or in the U.S.
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US Commission on Civil Rights to Congress: Give Immigrant Kids Legal Due Process

An independent federal civil rights agency has called on Congress to support legislation providing undocumented immigrant children the legal right to due process.
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Signs on Due Process Bill for Immigrant Children

The independent Vermont senator announced his support to guarantee undocumented immigrant children their right to due process.
Ruben Kihuen

TURNOUT: Mexican-American Ruben Kihuen Hopes to Bring Progressive Work Ethic to Congress

Although born in Mexico, Ruben Kihuen actually has been living the American Dream, and he’s currently campaigning to bring his progressive work ethic to the next level: Congress.
Lucy Flores

TURNOUT: Lucy Flores Fights to Solve Issues Affecting Hard-Working Families

Lucy Flores, candidate for Nevada's 4th Congressional District, is helping to tackle the issues affecting many hard-working families.
Guillermo Linares

TURNOUT: Guillermo Linares on Representing, Mobilizing Diverse Latino Populations

In 1991, Guillermo Linares became the first Dominican-born elected to public office in the U.S., and today he's on the campaign trail that could land him another historic achievement: the first Dominican in Congress.
U.S. Marines

Congressman Hunter Again Seeks Top Honor for Fallen Marine Peralta

A Republican Congressman from San Diego County wrote to the U.S. Marine Corps Thursday, calling for one of their late members to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
Ana Sol-Gutierrez

TURNOUT: Ana Sol-Gutiérrez Highlights Importance of Immigrant Rights, Latino Electorate

Ana Sol-Gutiérrez is the first Hispanic elected to Maryland’s legislature and has the chance to become the first Salvadoreña in Congress, where she wants to continue representing the voiceless and vulnerable.
President Barack Obama

Poll mostly reflects political affiliation

A recent poll suggests that Americans have a divided opinion of President Barack Obama's job performance that is largely contingent on the respondent's political affiliation.
Joseline Peña-Melnyk

TURNOUT: Joseline Peña-Melnyk on Protecting Obamacare, Diversifying Congress as Afro-Latina Candidate

For Joseline Peña-Melnyk, the United States is where the sky’s the limit, with endless possibilities for Latinos, and she has the opportunity to further cement herself in history as the first Dominican elected in Congress.
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Congress Omnibus Spending Bill Excludes Puerto Rico Debt Relief

Despite pleas from Puerto Rican officials including its governor, Congress will likely not include any relief for the U.S. territory in the omnibus spending bill.
Bob Menendez

Expiration on Tax Credits May Affect Millions of Working Latino Families

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are set to expire in late 2017, which may affect millions of Latino working families.
Employment

Latinas Require Bachelor's or Higher to Match Non-Hispanic White Men's Average Pay Wage

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) revealed Latinas currently earn an average $0.55 for every dollar a non-Hispanic male makes.
Pope Francis

Pope Francis to Congress: 'You Are Also Descended of Immigrants’

Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday during his final day in Washington, D.C.
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