Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi Representing the 12th District of California
Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month:
“Hispanic Heritage Month offers a special opportunity to come together in celebration of our Latino communities, who have for generations blessed our nation with their remarkable talents, fierce patriotism and an entrepreneurial spirit. During this pandemic, our nation has been especially grateful for the courageous service of so many Hispanic Americans on the frontlines, helping ensure our families remain safe, healthy and fed.
“This month, our nation also reflects on the unique challenges that our Latino communities face, from the unjust impacts of the pandemic to decades of underinvestment to a broken immigration system. In that spirit, Democrats in Congress are hard at work advancing President Biden’s historic Build Back Better vision, which will put equity front and center by delivering life-changing investments for underserved communities. Through this transformative package, we will also create millions of good-paying jobs, cut taxes – including an extension of the Biden Child Tax Credit, which was an historic expansion of support for families and children – and bring down health care costs for nearly every working family. And with the House-passed American Dream and Promise Act, Democrats are fighting to reverse decades of harmful immigration policy and secure the permanent pathway to citizenship that Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients deserve.
“Since our nation’s founding, Latinos and Latinas have played an integral role in the American story: starting new businesses, running for office, driving innovations in science, serving in uniform, contributing vibrant art and culture, and more. From these extraordinary achievements we are reminded that our nation’s greatest strength is our unity, forged by our diversity. Indeed, our country’s foundational spirit of E Pluribus Unum – from many, one – continues to inspire Democrats as we strive to build a stronger, fairer future for all our children and for decades to come.”
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