Washington – Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined 16 Senate colleagues last week to introduce a resolution recognizing September 15 to October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month. The resolution passed the full Senate unanimously. Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the heritage and culture of Latinos in the United States and the immense contributions of Latinos to the communities they are a part of.
“I’m thrilled to celebrate the contributions of Latinos to the United States and join the nation is recognizing the significant influence Hispanic heritage and culture has on our national identity,” said Senator Feinstein. “California is represented by countless individuals of Hispanic heritage serving as members of congress, leaders in the business and tech sector and brave service members in the armed forces. Let’s continue to invest in students of Hispanic heritage and those in Hispanic community. Unleashing their full potential is a victory for all Americans. I look forward to celebrating the countless accomplishments that Latinos have achieved throughout the month.”
Joining Senator Feinstein in cosponsoring this resolution were Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mark Warner (D-VA.)
Read the entire resolution here.