I invite everyone to join our bi-weekly Latino Stakeholders calls tomorrow 2:00-2:30PM ET. We will deliver updates on the Build Back Better agenda, immigration, youth vaccination, and emergency rental assistance. Call information below.
In addition, a few highlights on activity from the Administration over the last week below.
Bi-weekly Latino Stakeholders Call
Time: Tomorrow, Thursday, July 29, 2:00-2:30PM ET
Things to Know:
- Historic Infrastructure Deal: The President and a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators reached a historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. The infrastructure deal includes investments that will take critical steps in advancing equity and racial justice throughout our economy – making our economy more fair, equitable, and just.
- Tweet: https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1420500651235287040?s=20
- Factsheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/28/fact-sheet-historic-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal/
- President’s statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/28/statement-by-president-joe-biden-on-the-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal/
- Puerto Rico: Last week, Tuesday, the first meeting of the White House Working Group on Puerto Rico was held. Participants discussed the President’s plan for Puerto Rico and his commitment to supporting a full recovery for the island from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, the 2020 earthquakes, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants received briefings from the Departments of the Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, and Education, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency on their efforts to advance a comprehensive and holistic approach that sets the island on a course for future prosperity. Gretchen Sierra-Zorita, who is the liaison within Intergovernmental affairs to U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico, attended the meeting—she is also from Puerto Rico. More here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/20/readout-of-the-first-meeting-of-the-white-house-working-group-on-puerto-rico/
- Cuba: The White House continues to monitor the situation in Cuban and continues to take actions that support the Cuban people.
- The latest: U.S. and Concerned National Stand Together for the Cuban People
- Factsheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/22/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-measures-on-cuba/
- Spanish Factsheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/es/prensa/declaraciones-comunicados/2021/07/22/ficha-informativa-medidas-de-la-administracion-biden-harris-sobre-cuba/
- Statement from the State Department: https://www.state.gov/sanctioning-cuban-security-forces-in-response-to-violent-repression-of-protests/
- The President’s Statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/07/22/statement-by-president-joseph-r-biden-jr-on-continuing-crackdown-in-cuba/
- Spanish Statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/es/prensa/declaraciones-comunicados/2021/07/22/declaracion-del-presidente-joseph-r-biden-jr-sobre-la-continuacion-de-la-represion-en-cuba/
- Statement from the Department of the Treasury: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0288
- DACA: Yesterday, USCIS released updated materials for DACA recipients and those helping DACA recipients. More information here, as well as a tweet to help amplify here. In case you missed, the Vice President met with DACA recipients last week.
- The Southwest Border: On Tuesday, the White House released a blueprint for a fair, orderly, and human immigration system. More here.
- Nominations: The President announced additional nominations, including Latinos to key posts:
- Julissa Reynoso Pantaleon, Nominee for Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain and to the Principality of Andorra
- William Valdez, Nominee for Under Secretary for Management, Department of Homeland Security
- Lisa Gomez, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Employee Benefits Security, Department of Labor