Serrano to Throw Sotomayor a Bronx Celebration

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today announced that he is planning to coordinate a celebration in the Bronx for Sonia Sotomayor following her confirmation to the Supreme Court.  Sotomayor was confirmed by a vote of 68-31. “A few weeks ago I had the honor of testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of Judge Sotomayor. That was …

View Post

Senate confirms Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court

The following was sent by the National Institute for Latino Policy. We want to share it with our readers. The Senate votes 68 to 31 to confirm Sotomayor, who will be the first Latino and third woman ever on the nation’s highest court. Nine Republicans cross party line to support her confirmation. By James Oliphant and David G. Savage Los …

Serrano Language to End Cuba Family Travel Restrictions Implemented

New Regulations Issued Immediately Easing Restrictions March 12, 2009 – Washington DC – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano announced that the omnibus language he authored easing travel restrictions on Cuban-Americans’ family visits to Cuba had been implemented. In coming weeks, new agricultural and medical sales travel license guidelines will be issued as his language also directed.

Did FDR’s Jobs and Spending Programs Make the Depression Worse? How Republicans Distort

The following is an article written by Dr. Mark Naison from Fordham University. The article shares some historical facts on the period of the New Deal and FDR. I believe it’s important to know what occurred during the last Great Depression especially when many conservatives are trying to re-write history. Unfortunately, our elected officials have no mechanism, or interest in …

Inauguration Articles on Latina.com

The inauguration of Barrack Obama as the 44th President of the USA was an incredible experience for everyone that attended. For those that were not able to attend they could read articles like the one written by Mariela Rosario of Latina.com to get the “real feel” of what was going on in DC. http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/news-politics/president-obamas-inauguration-inspires-hope-and-unity http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/news-politics/exclusive-stars-come-out-full-force-latino-inaugural-gala

CITGO Discounted Heating Oil Program to Continue in 2009

The news had reported that CITGO was discontinuing the Heating Assistance in Oil Program that they had initiated due to the economic situation in Venezuela and the sharp drop in the price of crude oil. However, today we received this press release from Congressman Serrano’s office that we wanted to share with our readers. The Bronx has several programs that …