FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 September 2022
Contact: Kevin McGuire, 202-538-2386 (mobile)
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Tonight, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), will introduce President Joseph Biden at the 45th Annual CHCI Gala. The Congresswoman will recognize President Biden and his Administration for their work to address Latino priorities over the last two years.
The annual leadership conference brings together business leaders, advocates, and elected officials to uplift the next generation of Latino leaders. This year’s theme, “Rooted in Strength, Achieving Our Dreams” highlights the struggles and triumphs of millions of Latinos across the country.
During the first two years of his Administration, President Biden has made significant progress for Latino/as, including cancelling student loan debt, lowering healthcare costs, creating good-paying union jobs, protecting essential workers, standing with farmworkers, working to end the deplorable immigration policies and practice of the previous administration, and placing and nominating Latinos to the highest levels of government.
“President Biden has worked tirelessly since his first day in office to help Latinos in every corner of this country,” said Rep. Barragán. “As Chairwoman of CHCI, I am honored to introduce President Biden to a room full of current and future Latino leaders and difference makers from across the country. His work, words, and actions all show that he is committed to building a diverse America, an America that fully recognizes the role our Latino communities play in making this the greatest nation in the world.”
The speech will be live-streamed by the White House starting at 6:30pmET/3:30pmPT at https://www.whitehouse.gov.
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Florence-Firestone, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington. She serves as chairwoman of the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Border Security, and on the House Energy and Commerce Health, Energy, and Environment & Climate Change Subcommittees.