Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15 of each year:
"Economically, culturally, and politically, Latinos are a vital part of our nation. As one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in our country, the 51 million-strong Hispanic community makes America a better and stronger nation. The hope of Hispanics for a better, more prosperous future is shared by all Americans. During Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor the Hispanic community and pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions that Hispanics have made throughout our nation's history in business, education, government, the arts, and the armed forces.
"This month as we celebrate the contributions of Hispanics, Democrats in Congress will continue to work to reignite the American dream for all Americans, including Hispanics, building ladders of opportunity for anyone willing to work hard, take responsibility, and play by the rules. We are committed to building the pillars that have always made our economy strong: small businesses, entrepreneurs, and an all-inclusive and thriving middle class."