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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Gene Green Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2017
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX - Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:

"Every fall from September fifteenth to October fifteenth we observe the contributions of the Hispanic community in our country. From serving as first-responders and healthcare workers during Hurricane Harvey to protecting our freedoms by bravely serving in our Armed Forces, to starting millions of small businesses, our Hispanic communities have played an important role in shaping our nation.

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 Hispanics 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. We must also continue the fight to fix our broken immigration system and protect the more than 800,000 bright, young DREAMers against President Trump’s immoral decision to end the DACA program.

Whether you’re a citizen or immigrant, in a blended family or multi-generational family – your contributions are part of the fabric that makes this country whole. This Hispanic Heritage Month let us reflect upon the incredible role our Hispanic communities have held in the past and work toward a better future."