White House reaches out to Hispanic lawmakers during border crisis
July 14th, 2014
04:42 PM ET
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White House reaches out to Hispanic lawmakers during border crisis

(CNN) – Obama administration officials will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week to discuss mounting concerns about the fate of the unaccompanied minors fleeing to the United States from Central America.

"Administration officials will meet with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday," a White House official said Monday. The official said more details about the meeting would come later.

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Sources: Congressional Hispanic Caucus members urged Obama not to unveil immigration bill
January 28th, 2013
02:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Sources: Congressional Hispanic Caucus members urged Obama not to unveil immigration bill

Washington (CNN) – Some senior Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus used a private White House meeting Friday to urge President Obama not to unveil his own immigration legislation, for fear of blowing up delicate bipartisan talks, Democratic sources tell CNN.

This is significant for several reasons.
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House Democrat to pass on seeking re-election
November 26th, 2011
10:53 AM ET
3 years ago

House Democrat to pass on seeking re-election

(CNN) - Rep. Charlie Gonzalez of Texas and chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will forgo seeking an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I've been in Congress for 14 years and I want to do something else - what that is, I really don't know. But financially, I would like to be productive and have the resources to make a better life,” Gonzalez, a Democrat, told The San-Antonio Express News on Friday.
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Hispanic caucus chairman rips Cain's border fence "joke"
October 17th, 2011
04:49 PM ET
3 years ago

Hispanic caucus chairman rips Cain's border fence "joke"

Washington (CNN) – The head of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is calling out GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain for controversial remarks he made over the weekend that if he was in charge he'd build an "electrified" 20-foot high US-Mexico border fence with a sign displayed "that says it will kill you."

The businessman and radio host has since said he was joking. But Texas Democratic Rep Charlie Gonzalez is not laughing and released a written statement Monday criticizing Cain.

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Some Democrats fuming at Obama
July 22nd, 2011
06:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Some Democrats fuming at Obama

Washington (CNN) - Some Democrats have had it - at least when it comes to reports of what's in a $3 trillion deal being shepherded by President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.

At issue: large spending cuts on the table that include entitlement programs such as Medicare and Social Security, among other things.

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