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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

CHC Chairman Castro Statement Marking Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2019
Press Release

SAN ANTONIOCongressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), released the following statement on Cinco de Mayo:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus proudly marks Cinco de Mayo. The story of the Battle of Puebla resonates with Mexican-Americans today; it’s the story of a resilient and proud people, and for that, we celebrate. Mexican-Americans have contributed immeasurably to this country's success. As Chair of the CHC, I’m honored to serve alongside so many other members of Congress who are descendants of immigrants from around the world. We should all take great pride in those histories and contributions.”

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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), founded in December 1976, is organized as a Congressional Member organization, governed under the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. The CHC is dedicated to voicing and advancing, through the legislative process, issues affecting Hispanics in the United States, Puerto Rico and U.S. Territories.