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Hispanic Heritage Month

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During Hispanic Heritage Month we celebrate a fundamental truth: the Hispanic dream is the American dream. Hispanics enrich our nation with their commitment to family and faith, education and work. This month, we celebrate their contributions as part of the rich tapestry of our nation.

To honor the character of America, we must pass comprehensive immigration reform. In 2010, in one of our proudest moments, Democrats passed the DREAM Act in the House of Representatives. Even though the legislation received a majority vote in the Senate, it did not meet the Senate's 60-vote requirement. I remain committed to working with President Obama and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress to enact the DREAM Act into law.


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