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The Small-mindedness of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute

May 20th, 2010 · 9 Comments

File this one under “WTF?” — the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute has decided to bestow a public service award upon Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana). Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart stated that the award Pence was given the award for “his extraordinary sensitivity toward and friendship with the U.S. Hispanic community.” Even Roll Call reports that Pence himself [...]

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Tags: Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart

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

Your tax dollars at work in Honduras

October 6th, 2009 · 17 Comments

I haven’t really blogged much about the coup situation in Honduras since this guest blog post Q & A from back in July, but I have been reading about the situation there in the blogs and in the regular news outlets. For the life of me, I still don’t understand why the de facto government of Honduras [...]

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Tags: Foreign Policy · Latin American Foreign Policy · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart

Seneca: Mexico and a Possible Mexican American Lobby?

April 14th, 2009 · 22 Comments

This week President Obama will be visiting Mexico on Thursday en route to the Summit of the Americas. Given the timeliness of the President’s visit, Seneca has composed some thoughts about the creation of a Mexican-American lobby, which could enhance foreign policy with Mexico by easing differences and creating a better understanding between these two [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Cuba · Fidel Castro · GWB · Henry Cisneros · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Latino History · Mexico · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Seneca

In Spirit of Bipartisanship, DREAM Act reintroduced in Congress

March 27th, 2009 · 27 Comments

Yesterday, the DREAM Act was reintroduced in both the Senate and the House. In the spirit of bipartisanship and showing a commitment to youth seeking to advance themselves here in the US, Senators Lugar (R-IN) and Durbin (D-IL) introduced the bill in the upper house, while Reps. Berman (D-CA) and L. Diaz Balart (R-FL) introduced [...]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Education · Immigration · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart

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

SCHIP Victory in the House earlier this week

January 17th, 2009 · 19 Comments

I want to note that on Wednesday of this week, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize SCHIP, which would add more children to government subsidized health insurance. This health care coverage assists children from working families whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Also worth noting is that the version of this [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · health care · Immigration · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Seneca: Latino Rumblings in the Capitol on Eve of Inauguration

January 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The Richardson retreat from the Commerce Secretary nomination has left the Latinos as a whole dispirited and confused as to just how vital they may be to the new Administration after this Cabinet nomination stumble. Politico this week reported that new life has been breathed into the Latino advocacy groups to have other prominent and nationally known [...]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca