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Joe Baca Loves Lenders

April 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Earlier this year, we blogged about the WSJ piece that revealed the extent that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was involved with subprime lenders in promoting its Hogar Program, and we followed up that post with the Great American Mortgage Scam and the Latino Community, parts I and II. Our fearless leaders have certainly maintained some […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Tuesday Roundup in the Latino Politics World

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here are some stories we have been following the past few days: Tomorrow former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez’s son, Esteban, is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing. He’s being charged with murder. Remember that Mayor Villaraigosa said that Esteban is a “good boy.” One of Congressman Joe Baca’s former aides, Sam Clauder, has been […]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Congressman Joe Baca · Crime · ethics · Fabian Núñez

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930’s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

With or without her (Loretta Sanchez)

January 27th, 2009 · 51 Comments

Today there was a pretty informative piece in Roll Call about Loretta Sanchez’s role in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. It looks like some members of the CHC are weighing whether to invite Loretta Sanchez back into the caucus after the much publicized fight with former caucus Chair Joe Baca. If you remember, Sanchez accused Congressman […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Hillary Clinton · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca’s thoughts on The Latino Agenda: First Year or Two of the Obama Administration

January 20th, 2009 · 32 Comments

As President Obama places his hand on Lincoln’s Bible to be sworn as the 44th President of The United States, history is clearly being made: it is the first African-American to occupy the office. In fact there has been no Jew, Italian, Frenchman, Southern or Eastern European descendant or Latino elected President of the U.S. The […]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · health care · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Iraq War · LULAC · MALDEF · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Joe Baca responds to Wall Street Journal

January 15th, 2009 · 22 Comments

Yesterday Rep. Baca responded to the allegations of the Wall Street Journal article, which was referenced in the blog post below. I particularly want to note this part of his letter: “I have hosted numerous workshops in the community to help better educate area residents on the mortgage options available to them. Last Congress, I […]

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Tags: Congressman Joe Baca · Economics

Did Joe Baca and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus encourage Latinos to buy bad mortgages?

January 11th, 2009 · 28 Comments

Earlier in the week, the Wall Street Journal had a great article about the push for Latinos to buy homes, especially in light of the recent mortgage industry meltdown. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, under Congressman Baca’s leadership, launched a housing initiative called Hogar (how original!) to increase mortgage lending to Latinos. Specifically, the Latino community […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics

The DREAM Act Revisited

December 26th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Seneca’s thoughts on the DREAM Act and how it might proceed in the next Congress: Due to their immigration status, thousands (in excess of 60,000) of high school graduates across the country have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities that make a higher education a possibility. In-state tuition rates, private scholarships, state […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Seneca