Diaz-Balart Announces Election of Ros-Lehtinen as CHC Vice Chair

Jan 7, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Conference, announced the election of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) as the Vice Chair for CHC.

Diaz-Balart: “I am happy to announce the election of my dear friend Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen as Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference. I look forward to working with Vice Chair Ros-Lehtinen in representing and advancing issues important to the Hispanic community in Congress.”

Ros-Lehtinen: "I'm honored to serve as Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference. I look forward to working with my friend and South Florida colleague Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and the other CHC members on the pressing problems our nation faces. I know that we can help solve many of these issues through bipartisan cooperation in Congress and the CHC will be a catalyst in these efforts."

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The Congressional Hispanic Conference seeks to emphasize both national and international issues that have a significant impact on the Hispanic community in the United States. The members believe that Hispanics play a vital role in our democracy and must be actively engaged in all the issues facing our nation. The Congressional Hispanic Conference creates a forum for Members of Congress to collaborate in the creation of a cohesive legislative agenda, and is dedicated to promoting the interests of all Hispanics.