Harlem’s Espaillat Elected 2nd Vice Chair Of Influential Congressional Hispanic Caucus

December 8, 2020

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement upon his unanimous election to serve as Second Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).

““I am honored to have once again been chosen by my colleagues to serve in the CHC leadership and look forward to continuing my work with my CHC colleagues as Second Vice Chair to help amplify our legislative priorities and accomplishments throughout the Democratic Caucus helping families around the nation,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), the first Dominican-American and Latino of Afro descent to serve in the United States Congress. “Latino communities have been devastated by the ongoing coronavirus and much work lies ahead in our efforts to reverse the failed policies of the Trump administration and to help families most in need. We have each been touched somehow by this deadly virus, and I look forward to working on this and a number of our priorities to ensure Latino communities and our interests are fully integrated into the overall national response to build back better along the road to recovery.

“The CHC is stronger than ever and has made tremendous strides to speak out boldly to advocate for Latino communities around the nation. With our House majority and while working with the incoming Biden administration, I vow to continue my fight and work to create policies that will ensure the American dream remains accessible for all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity or nation of birth.”

First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his second term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the House Small Business Committee.

He serves as a Senior Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) where he also serves in a leadership role as CHC Whip.

He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

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