Congressional Hispanic Caucus still excludes Republicans


The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is standing tall and proud for reaching 38 members, which the group says is largest number of members it has ever had.

The group’s announcement on Twitter was made to help promote Hispanic Heritage Month, and including the assertion that the caucus was “proud to represent Hispanic Americans and Latinos across the country.”

A little known fact about the caucus is that they do not allow Republican members of the House of Representatives to join its ranks.

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If Republicans are not allowed in the caucus, how can the CHC say that it represents “Hispanic Americans and Latinos” across the country?

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Just two years ago, then-Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R) protested his exclusion from the caucus, prompting CHC’s former Chairman, Rep. Lujan Grisham (D) to explain that Curbelo’s exclusion was political in nature.

“It’s not true that it’s not happening and it’s also not accurate to say that it’s a done deal…The caucus really has to have a discussion because we talk about legislative strategy that can sometimes be partisan.”- Rep. Lujan Grisham (D-NM) (Source)


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at