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Shalala rounded up 17 cosponsors including fellow Democrat U.S. Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García of Illinois and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Darren Soto of Florida to back the resolution.
While she is still in her first year on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., the first South American-born member of Congress, leads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Women’s Task Force which was formed at the start of the year.
Soto, the first Florida congressman with ties to Puerto Rico, will pair up with two New York Democrats--U.S. Reps. José Serrano and Nydia Velázquez--to chair the Puerto Rico and Insular Areas Task Force. The Central Florida Democrat will also lead the CHC’s Civil Rights and Voting Rights Task Force. Soto will also sit on the Arts and Technology Task Force which is led by U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif.