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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) released the following statement in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today:

“During Hispanic Heritage Month we honor the rich and nuanced cultures and traditions that exist in the Latino community and recognize the many contributions Latinos have made to our great Nation.

“This month, we focus on what the Latino community means for our country. From contributing to the arts and sciences, to protecting our freedoms by bravely serving in our Armed Forces, to starting millions of small businesses, our Latino community shows us that America’s promise is alive and well.

“In Congress we must do our part to truly honor these contributions by ensuring that we support policies that create open and inclusive environments where Latinos have the opportunity to raise and provide for their families, have access to quality education and healthcare, and where barriers are lifted so that dreams can be realized.

“Hispanic heritage is not merely grounded in the past; it is influencing how we experience the present, and will continue to shape America’s future.”


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