See NHLA's latest press releases below.
May 15, 2014
The Nation’s Largest National Latino Coalition and Secretary Tom Vilsack Sign Agreement that will Open Doors Of Opportunity for Latinos in Policy, Programs, Personnel and More at the U.S. Department of Agriculture
May 6, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, today released a report, "Detention, Deportation, and Devastation: The Disproportionate Effect of Deportations on the Latino Community," in conjunction with the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON).
Apr 18, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda proudly congratulates Alejandra Castillo, who was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as the new Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). The Dominican-American appointee will become the first Latina and second woman to head MBDA in its 45 year history.
Apr 18, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), the coalition of 37 preeminent national Latino organizations, congratulates Victor M. Mendez who President Obama nominated as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). Mendez has served in the Obama Administration as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration at the Department of Transportation since 2009 and was designated the Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation in December 2013.
Apr 8, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda warned that the budget proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, with nearly $5 Trillion in cuts, would disproportionately impact Hispanic families already hit hard by previous austerity plans.
Apr 8, 2014
National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Welcomes Senate Vote; Unemployment Votes May Be Included In Congressional Scorecard
Mar 28, 2014
Latina business and community leader is now the second Latino in President's Cabinet and highest-ranking Latina in the Administration
Mar 24, 2014
Political and civic leaders from around the country gathered today for the Washington, D.C. launch of LatinasRepresent and the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda’s (NHLA) Latina Task Force.
Mar 5, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) today praised Senators on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee for unanimously supporting the nomination of Maria Contreras-Sweet as Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator. The next step toward confirmation is a full vote of the United States Senate and NHLA urges Senators to move swiftly in scheduling a floor vote.
Mar 5, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) sent letters to United States Senators on behalf of two highly qualified nominees: Maria Contreras-Sweet to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and, Mr. Gustavo Velasquez to be an Assistant Secretary of the United States Department on Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Feb 25, 2014
NHLA has multiple events planned during the Latino Enrollment Week of Action, as part of their continued efforts to ensure as many eligible Latinos as possible enroll in health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace.
Feb 12, 2014
NHLA urges swift Senate confirmation of Latina business and community leader who would be second Latino in President's Cabinet and highest-ranking Latina in the Administration.
Feb 12, 2014
NHLA sent a letter to Senators urging them to vote against an amendment being offered by Senator Kelly Ayotte to the military pensions legislation (S. 1963) that would deny the Child Tax Credit to eligible low-income working families for children with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
Feb 5, 2014
The Chairman of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of 37 of the nation’s preeminent Latino organizations, issued the following statement regarding the House-Senate compromise version of the Farm Bill (HR 2642) and its SNAP provisions.
Jan 29, 2014
Hector Sanchez, Chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Last week NHLA, a coalition of 36 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country, sent a letter to the President urging him to focus on seven priorities in the address: immigration, the economy and budget, education, health, Latino inclusion in the federal government, voting rights, and support for Latino Veterans. Full text of the letter can be found here.
Jan 24, 2014
Today the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of 36 preeminent national Latino organizations in the country, sent a letter to President Barack Obama respectfully urging the President to mention seven key issues in his State of the Union address next week.
Jan 15, 2014
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the nation's 36 preeminent national Latino organizations, today congratulated Maria Contreras-Sweet, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Jan 6, 2014
Votes May Be Included In NHLA's Congressional Scorecard