Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
September 15, 2021
Contact Info: 
Margaret Mulkerrin 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today, September 15, and runs through October 15:  

“This Hispanic Heritage Month, I am grateful for the innumerable contributions of Hispanic Americans to our country since even before its independence.  Throughout my time in office, I have been honored to serve alongside colleagues from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, whose leadership stands as a powerful testament to this legacy and to the multiculturalism that is our nation's greatest strength.  

“Together over the past year, House Democrats have worked to fix our nation's broken immigration system by ensuring that Dreamers and those with TPS and DED status can remain here in the place they call home. We passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would allow those who have been contributing to our economy and our diverse culture to remain here in America.  These efforts not only aim to secure justice and inclusion; they will make it possible for those who are already benefiting our communities to reap the opportunities that make our shared American Dream possible.  

“As we look to the future, preparing to build back better and stronger from the pandemic, we give thanks together for the contributions of Hispanic Americans who laid the foundations for this work.  From the activists who stood up for the rights of farmworkers to the small business owners and entrepreneurs who built companies that are energizing our economy; from the workers who construct and upgrade our infrastructure to the essential workers who have kept us safe and healthy during the pandemic, Hispanic Americans are on the front lines of moving America forward.  Now, we must ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to share in our economic recovery and the tools to get ahead.  This month, let us recommit ourselves to the principles of equity and opportunity, recognizing that without Hispanic Americans and their communities, our nation would not be where it is today and on the path to a better future.”