Monday, June 02, 2014

National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators Applauds President's Nomination of Julian Castro for HUD Secretary
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), an organization representing the interests of over 350 Hispanic state legislators throughout the country, applauds President Barack Obama for nominating San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Mayor Castro has already proven himself a strong and innovative leader in San Antonio, now recognized as one of the top thriving cities in the country. He has lead San Antonio to be ranked at the top as Best- Performing city according to the Milken Institute. His leadership and experience particularly in urban revitalization, economic development and the New Energy Economy clearly demonstrates his capabilities in directing HUD.

NHCSL urges Congress to move forward in confirming the President's nomination of Mayor Castro. Senate President Eduardo Bhatia (PR), NHCSL President stated, "I am pleased to see that the President continues to name key Latinos to Cabinet positions. NHCSL fully supports Mayor Julian Castro's nomination; it is our hope that a smooth confirmation is reached in Congress."

The NHCSL is the premier national association of Hispanic state legislators working to design and implement policies and procedures that will improve the quality of life for Hispanics throughout the country. NHCSL was founded in 1989 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to be the most effective voice for the more than 350 Hispanic legislators. For more information visit

SOURCE  The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL)

CONTACT: Rhina Villatoro, 202-434-8070,

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