Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month:
“Hispanic heritage is American heritage, and I’m proud to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month for 2021. From our contributions to the arts and entertainment, medical science and technology, business and education, government and serving in our nation’s Armed Forces, our people play a significant role in shaping this nation and our future in it,” said Rep. Espaillat.
“While we have made significant progress in our efforts to achieve the American dream, there is much work that still lies ahead. As we honor and celebrate the contributions of our Hispanic communities during National Hispanic Heritage Month, we continue to stand united in our fight to keep families together and provide a pathway to citizenship for our nation’s over 11 million undocumented immigrants – especially our Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status holders, farmworkers, and essential workers.
“We stand firm in our commitment to repair our nation’s broken immigration system, and we stand together to ensure America remains a beacon of hope, freedom and opportunity for all.”
Representative Espaillat is the first Dominican American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and his congressional district includes Harlem, East Harlem, West Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the north-west Bronx.
First elected to Congress in 2016, Representative Espaillat is serving his third term in Congress. Representative Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Committee on Appropriations responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities.
He is also a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), where he serves as the Second Vice Chair and is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, where he serves as Deputy Whip. Representative Espaillat also currently serves as a Senior Whip of the Democratic Caucus. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.