Taxes & The Economy

HLF Letter to Department of Labor Expressing Concern on “Fiduciary Rule”

This week HLF sent a letter to Secretary Alexander Acosta regarding the department’s pending so-called “Fiduciary Rule,” which was initiated late in the Obama Administration.  Text of the letter is below:   September 12, 2017 [address]   Dear Secretary Acosta: I am writing about the Department’s fiduciary regulation. The recently proposed delay in the application […]

Statement on U.S. Senate Health Care Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to today’s pending vote on healthcare vote in the U.S. Senate: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund strongly encourages all Members of the U.S. Senate to move forward on creating a patient-centered healthcare plan that will allow working American families access to more […]

Statement on Confirmation of Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez in response to the U.S. Senate confirming Gov. Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy: “As the former governor of the state of Texas, Governor Perry created 2.2 million new jobs while enacting energy policies that helped the state’s economy prosper […]

Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s joint address to Congress: “We are encouraged by the president’s overall message about vital challenges faced by our nation and the need to address them.  HLF supports promoting more economic growth by lowering taxes for working-class families, cutting […]

HLF Launches Ad Campaign in Senate Battleground States

Campaign Highlights Issues Critical to Latino Communities in Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund (HLF) today announced the release of an initial round of issue ads in key states–Nevada, Florida, and Pennsylvania. The $250,000 ad buy consists of online audio ads are targeted to Latino constituents, are running in both English and Spanish, and are focused on critical issues including education, healthcare, and taxpayer […]

Samsung Appeals its Case Against Apple with the U.S. Supreme Court

The Hispanic Leadership Fund has closely followed the ongoing design patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. Apple continues to seek damages for the alleged infringement on two of its patents, one of which was already been deemed invalid by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Just today, Samsung filed a petition for a writ […]

Puerto Rican Governor Skips Senate Hearing

Debt Issue has Worsened Under His Harmful Policies

Today the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the “Financial and Economic Challenges in Puerto Rico.” Absent from the list of witnesses list is Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla, who has been advocating for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Island and whose policies have worsened the economic environment in Puerto Rico.  […]

Concerns Regarding Invalidated Patents and Appeals Process in Apple v. Samsung Case

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion for a stay pending their appeal to the Supreme Court in their design patent case with Apple. Following this denial, Apple’s lawyers requested entry of a “partial final judgment” to request that the damages (other than those related to devices for […]