News Releases

Hispanic Leadership Fund Announces Gus Portela as Director of External Affairs & Operations

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today it has expanded its team, hiring Gustavo J. Portela as its Director of External Affairs & Operations. “Gus is bringing terrific experience and skills to HLF as we continue to focusing on expanding our advocacy and communication activities in Latino communities across the United States,” said HLF president […]

Statement on Change in Cuba Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President, Mario H. Lopez, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s speech today in Miami on Cuba policy: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds President Trump for working to ensure that U.S. funds are not channeled to a government that fails to meet the most fundamental requirements of a […]

HLF Joins Coalition Advocating to Protect Federalism in Tort Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund, along with several other conservative organizations, wrote a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan opposing H.R. 1215, a bill that would ‘federalize’ state tort law.  The groups expressed concern about an approach that disregards federalism.  An excerpt is below: “Regardless of the merits of this bill, it is critical to note […]

Statement on Alexander Acosta’s Confirmation as Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its president Mario H. Lopez following the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund commends all Senators who voted to confirm Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor.  Mr. Acosta is a well respected attorney who […]

Statement on the Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Following the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Hispanic Leadership Fund issued the following statement from its president, Mario H. Lopez: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund commends the bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for voting to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch as the newest Justice on the Supreme Court even after […]

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 […]

Statement on Nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund president, Mario H. Lopez, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Alexander Acosta to be the next Secretary of Labor: “Alexander Acosta has an outstanding career of serving his country under President George W. Bush’s administration. Mr. Acosta has served on the National Labor Relations Board and […]