Cornyn Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

In: All News   Posted 09/26/2019

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WASHINGTON –On the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) honored Hispanic Heritage Month. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s floor remarks are below, and video can be found here.

“September the 15th through October the 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, and a time to especially celebrate the traditions and contributions of tens of millions of Hispanic and Latino Americans across our country. Texas is home to more than 11 million Hispanic Americans, some who’ve lived here for generations and others who’ve contributed to the recent rapid growth of the Lone Star State.”

“We’ve benefited from the leadership of people like Dr. Hector Garcia: a surgeon, a decorated World War II veteran, and a civil rights advocate… His legacy is a reminder of what a single person can accomplish in the face of adversity, if only they have the courage to fight for what's right.”

“Today, Texas is proud to have incredible Hispanic American leaders across the state, including Ruth Hughes, who last month was sworn in as our Secretary of State.”

“Hispanic leaders can be found in city halls, boardrooms, and communities throughout our state.”

“Earlier this year, I introduced the National Museum of the American Latino Act, which would authorize the Smithsonian Institute to create a museum honoring America's Latinos.”

“Our state and our nation are stronger, smarter, and more inclusive because of the contributions of generations of Hispanic Americans. So I’m glad to spend this month reflecting on the work they've done and celebrate the heritage that is uniquely woven into the fabric of the United States of America.”