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Making History! Linda Sánchez's the First Latina Elected to Leadership Position in Congress
By Fox News Latino | 12/02/2016 - 16:15

In a historic win, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), the current head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is the first Latina elected to serve as vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus.


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Treasury Warns Congress to Prevent "Cascading Defaults" in Puerto Rico
Treasury Urges Congress to Act on Puerto Rico
By Latina Staff | 05/03/2016 - 09:17

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew warned that if Congress is unable to pass legislation to help Puerto Rico restructure its debt and prevent "cascading defaults," the island will need a U.S.


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Certain Lawmakers Fighting to Have "Illegal Alien" Reinstated into the Library of Congress
Lawmakers Fighting to Have "Illegal Alien" Reinstated into the Library of Congress
By Fox News Latino | 04/21/2016 - 12:56

Debate was hot and heavy during Wednesday’s Legislative Branch subcommittee's appropriations markup session with the two-word term, “illegal alien,” at the center of the fire.


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Meet The Woman Who Hopes To Become The First Texas Latina In Congress
Meet the Woman Who Hopes to Become the First Latina From Texas in Congress
By Cristina Arreola | 02/24/2016 - 15:35

Dolly Elizondo has the chance to accomplish something incredible this year: if successful in her campaign, she will become the first Latina from Texas in Congress. 


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Latinas Make Up One Percent of All Elected Offices
Latinas Make Up One Percent of All Elected Offices
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 02/07/2014 - 10:10

Women's political representation in the U.S. has always fallen far below that of men. Did you know out of 535 seats in Congress, women hold only 99 of those seats, making us a tiny 18 percent of Congress?


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Barack Obama after the Senate ended the government shutdown
Congress Ends Shutdown, U.S. Government Reopens Its Doors
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/17/2013 - 09:55

After 16 days, Congress finally approved a measure to end the partial government shutdown.

The Senate voted 81-18 in favor of the measure, while the House voted 285-144 in favor.

The only votes against the measure in the Senate came from conservative Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.


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Rally in support of immigration reform in Washington DC
Thousands Rally for Immigration Reform, 8 Members of Congress Arrested
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/09/2013 - 12:03

Waving flags and chanting, "Si se puede," thousands gathered at Washington D.C.'s National Mall on Tuesday to rally for immigration reform.

According to Fox News Latino, demonstrators came together to demand that Congress finally take action to overhaul the United States' immigration system, and offer a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country.


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Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack
Arkansas Congressman Tells Mexican-American to Stop Wearing Mexican Flags
By Samantha Leal | 09/10/2013 - 15:47

Americans shouldn't wear Mexican flags (or any flags symbolizing their heritage). At least, not if they want to have political discussions concerning immigration. That's according to Arkansas Congressman Steve Womack.

The U.S. Repbulican gave an interesting comment to a Mexican-American man who was wearing a shirt that had the Mexican flag on it at a town hall meeting. The man, who introduced himself as a resident of Fort Smith, Arkansas and who is "very proud of his heritage," asked Womack a question.


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Congressman Gary Miller
California Republican Says He Understands Immigrants Because He Was Born in Arizona
By Samantha Leal | 08/28/2013 - 10:14

Oh yes, he did. Republican California congressman Gary Miller told a group of DREAM Act-eligible students that he, too, understands what it's like to be an immigrant, because he's originally from Arkansas.

"You know, I've talked to a lot of young people like [you]," Miller said. "I mean, I understand the difficulty. Just like I was born in Arkansas. I came here when I was a year old."


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