For Immediate Release
November 30, 2018
Contact: Clarissa Rojas
Rep. Barragán Elected Second Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) was elected by her colleagues to serve as the Second Vice-Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for the next Congress. In her leadership role, the Congresswoman is expected to serve as Acting Chair in the absence of both the Chair and First Vice-Chair.
“I am grateful to my CHC colleagues for giving me the opportunity to serve in leadership as the next Second Vice-Chair,” said Rep. Barragán. “The CHC is the frontline in combating the Trump Administration’s assault on our Hispanic communities, and as the next Second Vice-Chair, I intend to continue the fight in addressing issues such as family separation, comprehensive immigration reform, access to healthcare and assisting our brothers and sisters with the rebuilding efforts of Puerto Rico.”
CHC Leadership for the 116th Congress:
CHC Chair: Rep. Joaquin Castro
CHC First Vice-Chair: Rep. Ruben Gallego
CHC Second Vice-Chair: Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán
CHC Whip: Rep. Adriano Espaillat
Freshman Representative: Rep-elect Veronica Escobar
Nanette Diaz Barragán is proud to represent California’s 44th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach, Rancho Dominguez, San Pedro, South Gate, Walnut Park, Watts, Willowbrook and Wilmington.