(3.) CBS News: A record number of Latinos are now in Congress


This provides a brief overview of the broad array of Latinos who will be taking the congressional oath of office in January. Xochitl Torres Small and Jesús "Chuy" García are two of ten Latinos — nine Democrats and one Republican — who will join the freshman class of the 116th U.S. Congress and bolster the ranks of Latino lawmakers on Capitol Hill to a record high of 42. While this is a great milestone it's still not enough - we should have 78 Latino lawmakers in the House and 18 in the Senate to roughly equal our percentage of the population. Apart from García and Torres Small, the list also includes the first Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Antonio Delgado from New York; Mike Levin and Gil Cisneros from California; and Debbie Murcasel-Powell from Florida. Additionally, Republican Anthony Gonzalez will represent Ohio's 16th Congressional District.  


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