See NHLA's latest press releases below.
May 17, 2013
NHLA issued letters to Senate Judiciary Committee members last week and earlier this week in which it made recommendations on how to vote on 28 amendments offered to Title I of the bill, dealing with border security, and 19 of the amendments offered to Title IV of the bill, covering non-immigrant visas. The committee on Thursday took action on six of the Title I amendments that carried over from Tuesday and six of the Title IV amendments yesterday. All NHLA recommendations on amendments to Title IV were adopted in committee.
May 16, 2013
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted 12-10 to approve Thomas Perez’s nomination to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor and send his nomination to the full Senate.
May 15, 2013
On May 15, 2013, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), CASA de Maryland, United Farm Workers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) held a march and rally, which drew over 100 people, in support of confirming Thomas Perez as U.S. Secretary of Labor and calling on senators to cease their unwarranted attacks and filibuster threats against Mr. Perez.
May 14, 2013
On May 15, 2013, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), CASA de Maryland, and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) will hold a march and press conference in support of confirming Thomas Perez as U.S. Secretary of Labor and calling on senators to cease their unwarranted attacks and filibuster threats against Mr. Perez.
May 10, 2013
NHLA issued a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee members making recommendations on how to vote on an initial list of 28 key amendments. The committee took action on 13 of those 28 amendments yesterday, adopting seven and rejecting six. Only one amendment that NHLA opposed was adopted by the committee.
May 9, 2013
As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins its mark up of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation, NHLA issued the following statement emphasizing that Latinos across the country will be watching the process closely and NHLA will be scoring Senators on their votes on key amendments.
May 8, 2013
Hector Sanchez, NHLA Chair and Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, released the following statement on today’s cancellation of the vote by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on the nomination of Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor, calling on the Senate to provide the highly qualified Labor Secretary nominee the up-or-down vote in Committee and the full Senate that he deserves.
May 7, 2013
NHLA leaders stand with Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders -- Representatives Hinojosa, Becerra, Cardenas, Linda Sanchez, Ben Ray Lujan, and Michelle Lujan Grisham -- urging the Senate to confirm Thomas Perez. Read their statement following the joint Capitol Hill press conference.
May 7, 2013
Today Politico newspaper published an op-ed by Hector Sanchez, NHLA Chair and Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, on Thomas Perez's confirmation and GOP threats to filibuster.
May 7, 2013
On May 7, 2013, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold a press conference to urge the Senate to confirm Thomas Perez as Secretary of Labor. Mr. Perez's nomination is scheduled to be voted on in the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Wednesday, May 8.
Apr 29, 2013
NHLA Leaders Join in White House Meeting to Strengthen Relations and to Advance Policies Impacting Latinos in the Americas
Apr 18, 2013
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of over 30 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, launched its Confirm Tom online campaign today. The efforts call on constituents across the nation to urge their Senators to confirm an exceptionally qualified leader -- and the only Latino nominated so far to serve on the President's second-term Cabinet -- to the post of Secretary of Labor.
Apr 16, 2013
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, sent a letter to Senators on the Health, Labor, Education, and Pensions Committee, urging them to favorably consider Perez’s nomination during this week’s confirmation hearing and to favorably report his nomination to the full Senate. The text of that letter follows.
Mar 22, 2013
Ryan Budget Would Devastate Hispanic Families on Top of Extremely Harmful Sequestration Cuts
Mar 19, 2013
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) hails President Obama's nomination of Thomas Perez to be Secretary of the Department of Labor (DOL) and urges the Senate to promptly confirm him. Perez, who was endorsed by the NHLA board, currently serves as Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
Mar 12, 2013
In response to reports that the Department of Justice's Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez may be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the Secretary of Labor, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) issued the following statement strongly supporting the nomination.
Feb 28, 2013
We are heartened to see the good news that President Barack Obama intends to nominate current Federal Trade Commissioner Edith Ramirez to serve as Chair of the FTC.
Feb 28, 2013
With Massive Budget Cuts Two Days From Taking Effect, NHLA Urges Congress and the President to Reach Resolution, Protect American Families
Feb 11, 2013
Wall Street Journal Follows NHLA's Ongoing Advocacy For Latinos In The President's Cabinet