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Pelosi Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins tomorrow: 

“During Hispanic Heritage month, we celebrate the dynamic and lasting contributions of the Latino community to our nation.  We take pride that Hispanic Americans are serving with great patriotism in our Armed Forces and devoting their lives to public service. 

“In observing Hispanic Heritage Month, we dedicate ourselves to the values that strengthen America and the diversity that make our nation great. 

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we also acknowledge the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – led by Chairman Charlie Gonzalez.  The CHC has always stood at the forefront of progress.  It is because of the CHC that we celebrated a proud and hopeful day last month when the Obama Administration’s took action for the DREAMers – young people, American in every way, except on paper.

“This month we honor the Hispanic community for their strong commitment to family and faith, to education and work.  Their values make America more American.”