Henry B. Gonzalez spent his life fighting injustice and standing up for the people of San Antonio. His work in local, state, and national politics helped energize our city’s economy, improve our schools, support our veterans, and make life better for San Antonians. Today is the 100th anniversary of Congressman Gonzalez’s birth.
I had the pleasure of meeting with some young Japanese leaders visiting the United States through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. This impressive group is working to increase diversity and expand opportunity in their communities in Japan.
Today I met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan to discuss the United States' close economic ties with Japan.
Thank you to the Balcones Heights City Council for inviting me to your meeting tonight. I appreciated the opportunity to answer folks’ questions and give an update on what’s happening in Congress.
Today the Congressional Hispanic Caucus met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and discussed important issues including immigration reform and Puerto Rico debt relief.
Today I joined thousands of people at the Supreme Court to voice our support for President Obama’s immigration actions and for millions of families who call America home. After hearing arguments in the United States v. Texas case this morning, I am optimistic that the Justices will do what's right and uphold the legality of DAPA and expanded DACA.
Our friends from Sesame Workshop presided over a successful launch of the first-ever Congressional Pre-K Caucus today! I’m a co-chair of this bipartisan group that will work to expand access to high-quality early education across the nation.
It was great to meet with folks from the Texas Restaurant Association, including representatives from Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant, The Barn Door Restaurant, and Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery. Our discussion left me hungry for food from home in San Antonio.
This morning I spoke with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Conference in San Antonio about immigration, changing demographics in Texas, the U.S.-EU relationship, and the refugee crisis in Europe.
It was great to join David Gergen at The Institute of Politics at Harvard University for the America Adelante Conference. We had a timely discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing the Latino population in America as it grows in size and influence.