Sep 27 2019
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution recognizing September 15th through October 15th, 2019 as a month to celebrate and honor Hispanic culture in the United States. The resolution, co-sponsored by 43 other Senators, was adopted unanimously by the Senate.
The resolution recognizes the immense contributions of Latinos and Latinas to the economy, culture, and identity of the United States. Hispanic Americans are the largest racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S., representing more than 59 million people (18% of the U.S. population), plus another 3.3 million in Puerto Rico. Fifteen States - Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington - have nearly one million or more Latino and Latina residents.
The resolution is cosponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Michael F. Bennet (D-CO), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ.), Mike Braun (R-IN), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D- CA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Patty Murray (D-WA), Rick Scott (R-FL), Jack Reed (D-RI), Jackie Rosen (D-NV), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tina Smith (D-MN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mark Warner (D-VA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
The full text of the resolution is here.