All posts tagged "Congress"

  • Business
    Economy’s meltdown is new version of 9-11. So why isn’t Congress uniting behind this President?

    LatinaLista — Finally, after two months, Congresswoman Hilda Solis has been confirmed as the nation's new Labor Secretary. Of all the Cabinet positions in Obama's administration, Solis was the last one to be confirmed who was an original Obama selection. New Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Her confirmation was opposed by 17...

  • Children
    Is it really in the best interest of the country to deny health coverage to legal immigrant children?

    LatinaLista — Unbelievably, the issue of immigration is still being used by some Congressional politicians to prove a point. That they want to make an example of defenseless children who are legal immigrants to continue making their point illustrates their contempt not just for undocumented immigrants but immigrants overall. But the surprising...

  • Children
    National observance highlights afterschool programs and online storybook commemorating student experiences

    LatinaLista — After school programs have proven to be a win-win situation for kids, parents and schools. The programs ease the minds of working parents in that they know where their kids are and what they're doing and they keep the kids busy with both academic and play activities until it's time...

  • Business
    Congress declares September National Tortilla Month

    LatinaLista — Since the early 90s, salsa has been reported as the #1 condiment in the USA. So it's only fitting that another Latino food item, that goes hand-in-hand with salsa is now being recognized as gaining the #1 spot across the country when it comes to bread products. If you guessed...

  • Palabra Final
    Guest Voz: Florida’s Democratic contender, Annette Taddeo, finds herself the only Latina congressional challenger in the nation

    LatinaLista — Annette Taddeo is not only Latina or a successful business owner, who was listed as one of the "Top 50 Latina Entrepreneurs in the U.S." by Hispanic magazine, or embarking on a new journey that may take her to Capitol Hill — she is also the only Latina congressional challenger in...

  • Books
    Sisterly support creates a winning team in Congress

    Congresswomen and sisters Loretta and Linda Sánchez grew up the daughters of Mexican immigrants in California. Being bilingual and bicultural, the women share how they balanced both worlds to achieve the ultimate American Dream. LatinaLista — Linda and Loretta Sánchez made history when they became the first sisters to serve in Congress...

  • Government
    Mexico must put machismo pride aside and accept the Congressionally-revised Merida Initiative

    LatinaLista — The day before yesterday in Culiacan, Sinaloa seven federal agents were killed, presumably at the hands of the Sinaloa drug cartel. In spite of this loss of life, the Attorney General of Mexico, Eduardo Medina Mora, assured a reporter during an interview that "although it doesn't seem like it, all...

  • Immigration
    New Report Analyzes the Immigration Reform Caucus’ Role in Derailing True Immigration Reform

    LatinaLista — Why has immigration reform failed so miserably in Congress? Why has the term "immigrant" evolved into such a piranha that Congressional representatives will distance themselves from it? Why does there exist a fanaticism against the immigration issue, not outside the halls of Congress but within its very corridors? Though the...

  • Government
    Undocumented Immigrants are Showing a Strength of Character that Congress Lacks

    LatinaLista — Today, nationally syndicated radio talk show host Eddie Sotelo, better known to his legions of Spanish-speaking fans as Piolin, delivered one million letters to the steps of Congress today from immigrants and citizens across the country who don't want the Senate to postpone the debate on immigration reform any longer....

  • Immigration
    Senate Republicans Send Clear Message about Immigration Reform: They Don’t Want It

    LatinaLista — With only a five vote difference against cloture in today's final vote, the Senate has failed in not only coming together to reach a consensus to stop the grandstanding and roadblocking of what has been called The Grand Compromise, better known as the immigration reform bill, but they have prolonged...

  • Immigration
    Serving Up Another Perspective on the Senate’s Immigration Point System

    LatinaLista — One of the most contentious parts of the Senate-proposed immigration bill is the point system it proposes to implement making access to this country easier for immigrants with advanced education. But along the way, the authors of this bill forgot that not all jobs that are necessary and have a...