Rep. Soto Joins CHC Task Forces, Chairs Puerto Rico & Civil Rights

February 5, 2019
Press Release

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced the Chairs of the 13 CHC Task Forces that will work to advance CHC’s bold legislative agenda, allow CHC Members to work together on policy priorities, and address issues facing Hispanic and immigrant communities.

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be focused on creating equal opportunities for all Americans throughout the 116th Congress and passing comprehensive immigration reform. CHC Task Forces will be instrumental in crafting and advancing policy priorities and legislation. Further, CHC Task Forces will work to hold the Administration accountable for its failed responses to the crisis in Puerto Rico, finding the best possible framework for comprehensive immigration reform, and increasing diversity across all sectors,” said Chairman Castro. “I’m also proud to announce the establishment of two new CHC Task Forces: the Women’s Task Force and the Arts and Technology Task Force—which will lead efforts to empower and uplift Latinas across the country, fight for women’s education, healthcare, and civil rights, and lead the way for innovation and increased opportunities in the STEAM sectors. With 38 Members strong, I’m confident these Task Forces will continue building on the Infrastructure of Opportunity so that all Americans have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.”

Below are the CHC Task Forces Rep. Soto is a member of:

Arts and Technology

  • Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29), Chair
  • Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9)
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40)
  • Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM-3)

Puerto Rico and Insular Areas

  • Rep. Nydia Velázquez (NY-7), Co-Chair
  • Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-15), Co-Chair
  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9), Co-Chair
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • Rep. Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3)
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14)
  • Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (Il-4)
  • Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ)
  • Rep. Gregorio Sablan (MP)

Civil Rights and Voting Rights

  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9), Chair
  • Rep. José E. Serrano (NY-15)
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34)
  • Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46)
  • Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29)