By Viviana Hurtado | 03/05/2013 - 17:47 | 0 Comments
I’m trying to figure out how to explain the impact of sequestration to my Latina readers. These are the automatic cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic spending, totally $1.2 trillion dollars over ten years that kicked in last week when Congress and The White House couldn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget deficit....
By Fox News Latino | 01/08/2013 - 10:37 | 0 Comments
Congress freshman Joaquin Castro has begun the new phase of his political career with a splash.
With hardly a week on the job, the Texas Democrat has been chosen by his peers to be president of the freshman class of Democrats in the 113th Congress.
The honor comes just months after his twin brother, Julian, made history when he was selected to...
By Samantha Leal | 11/08/2012 - 14:31 | 0 Comments
A record number of 31 Latinos will be taking seats in the U.S. Congress in January, according to the non-partisan National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Three of them will be taking their place in the Senate, while 28 Latinos will head to the House of Representatives, reports the ...
By Samantha Leal | 11/02/2012 - 15:11 | 0 Comments
Texas Politician and Cuban-American Ted Cruz is getting criticism from those who accuse him of not being Latino enough to represent Texas Hispanics in Congress.
The Republican Texas Senator hopeful is going up against Democrat Paul Sadler, and while his father is Cuban and immigrated to the United States, many say his stance doesn't align with that...
By Samantha Leal | 09/27/2012 - 09:28 | 0 Comments
Rep. Francisco Canseco, the Congressional Republican incumbent, and his challenger, Democrat and state representative Pete Gallego debated in an hour long event supported by AARP Texas and Univision. The twist? The entire debate was held in Spanish.
The two politicians are running to represent...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 02/15/2011 - 16:45 | 0 Comments
It’s time for Latinos to put on their boxing gloves and get ready to fight: It’s redistricting time and the stakes for our political clout have never been higher —say Latino leaders.
“Because of the size of the Latino population, this redistricting will determine the political destiny of Latinos for the next 10 years,” says Rosalind Gold, senior director of policy,...
By Mariela Rosario | 01/10/2011 - 18:30 | 0 Comments
Due to a recent redistricting of congressional seats, the Latino vote has an unprecedented opportunity to hold sway over the 2012 elections. According to analysis of Census data by the Pew Hispanic...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/23/2010 - 15:00 | 1 Comment
Jaime Lynn Herrera
Office: Republican U.S. Representative for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District
Bio: A rising GOP star and State rep is the only Latina elected to congress in the mid-term elections. She was born in Glendale, California and is married....
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