In honor of Women’s History Month, Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) and Senator Cortez Masto (D-NV) reintroduced their resolution recognizing the contributions of Latinas to the United States. This is the first Congressional resolution to honor the unique contributions of Latinas during Women’s History Month. Congressman Correa and Senator Cortez Masto first introduced the historic bill in the 115th Congress. It seeks to shine a light on Latina role models and pioneers by celebrating their accomplishments and inspiring the next generation.
Rep. Correa said, “Latinas have been making America better since our nation’s inception and have contributed in numerous ways including business, the arts, and public service at every level of government. I introduced this resolution not only to honor Latinas but to inspire young Latinas. Because of these trailblazers, they have no limits.”
“Latinas are serving in our armed forces and as essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet there are too many barriers preventing them from being appropriately represented and recognized in our nation,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “As the first Latina elected to the United States Senate, I know there are many unique challenges to overcome, and I am proud to introduce this resolution to call out the inequities that remain for Latina women while celebrating their many achievements. Latinas have made and continue to make immeasurable contributions to our economic strength and social fabric, and we must recommit ourselves to working towards a more equitable future together.”
In the House, in addition to Congressman Lou Correa, the resolution is cosponsored by Rep. Barragán, Rep. Castro, Rep. Caster, Rep. Dingell, Rep. Gallego, Rep. C. García, Rep. Grijalva, Rep. Lowenthal, Rep. Maloney, Rep. Nadler, Rep. Napolitano, Rep. Norton, Rep. Roybal-Allard, Rep. Panetta, Rep. Sanchez, Rep. Soto, Rep. Speier, Rep. Trahan , Rep. Vela , Rep. Velázquez, Rep. Wasserman Shultz.
In the Senate, in addition to Senators Cortez Masto and Menendez, the resolution is cosponsored by Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Time Kaine (D-Va.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Jeff Merkley (D-Oreg.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Debbi Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ron Wyden (D-Oreg.), and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.).
Rep. Lou Correa represents California’s 46th Congressional District. He serves as Chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, and is a Member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.