Washington, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the highest-ranking Hispanic in Congress, issued the following statement celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month:
“Hispanic heritage is deeply woven into the fabric of America. From fighting for labor rights and protections to serving in the U.S. Space Program, Hispanic Americans have made countless contributions to this country. Today, Hispanic Americans serve bravely in our armed forces, operate and support small businesses, and perform essential work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at a difficult moment in our history as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disproportionately ravage Hispanic communities. As the Trump administration continues to attack communities of color and immigrants to distract from its failure to address this pandemic, I remain committed to standing up for our Hispanic communities and passing legislation to protect the health and well-being of all Americans.”