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Another One Bites the Dust – Rep. Solomon Ortiz Concedes

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

It has been a rough election cycle for many of the moderate to conservative Democrats in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus with members such as John Salazar and Ciro Rodriguez losing their seats. Yesterday, Rep. Solomon Ortiz who has represented Texas 27th district since 1982 conceded the race to Republican Blake Farenthold. Farenthold gained notoriety in [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Solomon Ortiz

Seneca: Latinos and The Federal Reserve

May 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

The only other agency of the federal government where Latinos have not become commonly employed nor have an appointed presence on the governing boards besides the intelligence community is the Federal Reserve System and its myriad components. At the national level, the Fed’s Board of Governors has only seven members appointed by the president and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Government Accountability · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Speculation about Secretary Salazar & Colorado Governor’s Race

January 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Today Colorado Governor Bill Ritter announced that he won’t seek a second term in the rocky mountain state. Given that announcement, there has been much speculation that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar may leave the Obama administration to run for governor. Ken Salazar’s brother John, who currently serves in the Congress, is reportedly telling [...]

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Tags: Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Secretary of Interior Salazar

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

Will the Congressional Hispanic Caucus stand in solidarity with working Americans?

February 18th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Times are certainly tough, and while the President signed the stimulus bill into law yesterday, we certainly have an uphill battle to climb in terms of employment and holding onto existing jobs. However, some members of Congress still expect an automatic pay raise in 2010. HR 156, the Stop the Congressional Pay Raise Act introduced [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Government Accountability · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar

Dec 18 update on Latino Appointments in the Obama Administration

December 18th, 2008 · 34 Comments

Seneca penned a comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama administration last night with lots of detail, but today we learned that Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) has been nominated for the Secretary of Labor post. Hilda Solis has been a strong advocate of organized labor, and upon hearing this news, Eliseo Medina, the International [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · diversity · Fabian Núñez · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · Supreme Court

Wrap up post — The Latinos in Congress this week!

November 20th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Meet the new Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nydia Velazquez from NY’s 12th Congressional District. She replaced “Working Joe” Baca as the chair of this ‘oh so influential’ congressional committee. She was unanimously elected. I wonder if Linda and Loretta Sanchez will come back to the CHC now that Joe Baca is no [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Latino Legislator of the Week – Congressman John Salazar preserving Colorado’s scenic land!

July 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This week’s Latino legislator of the week is is Representative John Salazar (D-CO) who is proposing legislation with Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) and his brother Ken Salazar (D-CO) in the Senate to protect the Roan Plateau. The pro-gas lobby wants to drill in the Roan Ridge for natural gas. The Bureau of Land Management wants [...]

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Tags: GWB · Rep. John Salazar · Sen. Ken Salazar