From the Office of U.S. Rep.-elect Teresa Leger Fernandez:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep.-elect Teresa Leger Fernandez (NM-03) will serve as the freshman class representative to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) for the 117th Congress.
The freshman representative is part of the CHC leadership team. In this position, she will work closely with CHC chair and whip to communicate and pass the Caucus’ message and legislative priorities.
“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus has championed legislation to address the health, economic and environmental disparities facing our Latino communities and working families. They’ve taken on Trump and his inhumane policies separating children from their families,” Leger Fernandez said. “I’m honored to join the Caucus in their good fight on these issues as the newly elected freshman representative. Ahora es cuando! Now is the time to protect our families from the economic devastation the pandemic has disproportionately inflicted on our communities, pass comprehensive immigration reform, and make sure everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.”
As Latinos become an ever-larger, and important segment of the American population and an important voting bloc, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus allows Hispanic Members of Congress to work on a collective legislative agenda and champion issues impacting Latino communities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, she said. Both Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Rep. and Senator-elect Ben Ray Luján served in CHC leadership.