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Statement on FCC Plan to Update Local Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to a recent announcement from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the agency’s plan to vote on updating outdated media ownership rules: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund supports modernizing regulations that were written for a vastly different media landscape and that […]

Statement of the Release of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement from its President Mario H. Lopez, in response to today’s release of the tax reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “We are highly encouraged that the low-overdue process of reforming out nation’s broken tax code is […]

Statement on Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Gillespie’s Healthcare Plan for Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, president of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement in response to the recent healthcare proposal released by Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie: “In the Commonwealth, health care premiums and costs have skyrocketed while coverage options have dwindled.  Any plan that seeks to break down barriers to care and eliminate burdensome regulations is […]

Response to the Introduction of the SUCCEED Act in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the SUCCEED Act in the U.S. Senate, a bill that if enacted into law, would establish an earned path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children if they serve in the military, […]

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 […]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Appoints HLF President to Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Hispanic Leadership Fund announced today that the organization’s President, Mario H. Lopez, has been appointed by the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE). “I am excited and honored to join an advisory committee that will give advice and insight to the […]

Statement on President Trump Rescinding DACA Program

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund President Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): “The sad reality is that President Obama did overstep his Constitutional authority to implement the DACA program.   HLF was front and center at the time of President […]

Leading Latino Conservative Leaders Call on President Trump to Maintain DACA in Place and Support DREAM Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today some of the most prominent national Latino and conservative leaders released the following statement regarding the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: We have been encouraged by President Trump’s comments about the future the undocumented immigrants who have benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  Right after […]