Taxes

Statement on Passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in U.S. House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Hispanic Leadership Fund president Mario H. Lopez issued the following statement following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds Members of Congress who have taken an important step toward much needed reform of our tax system. Lower rates for the middle-class, more […]

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announcement from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the agency’s plan to vote on updating outdated media ownership rules: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund supports modernizing regulations that were written for a vastly different media landscape and that […]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 GOP Tax Reform Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Mario H. Lopez, President of the Hispanic Leadership Fund, issued the following statement in response to the tax reform proposal release by President Trump and Congressional leaders: “The Hispanic Leadership Fund applauds the tax reform framework—today’s proposal is the start of much needed reform to fix our country’s broken tax code.  We applaud the […]

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 […]

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.  […]