Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

CHC Members to Participate in CHLI Future Leaders Annual Conference

Jul 16, 2009
Press Release

Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Chair
- For Immediate Release -

CHC Members to Participate in CHLI Future Leaders Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, DC-Tomorrow the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) will host its 3rd annual Future Leaders Conference in Washington, DC.  Members of the Congressional Hispanic Conference including Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who serves as Chairman of CHLI, will participate in the event and offer remarks.  

“It is a pleasure to once again take part in this event, which each year gathers young professionals and an impressive list of panelists to discuss issues of importance in our hemisphere like democracy, trade and foreign policy.  I commend CHLI for its dedication and commitment to the Hispanic community and look forward to continuing to work towards strengthening its role in policy-making, advocacy and outreach,” said Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Chairman.   

“The CHLI Future Leaders Conference does a wonderful job of bringing together student leaders and policymakers to tackle the grave problems facing the United States and in this instance, Latin America. From the challenges to democracies and the rule of law in the Western Hemisphere to narco-terrorism, this Conference provides the perfect setting to engage our youth and share ideas on resolving serious international issues. I am honored to be speaking before such an industrious and capable group,” said Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The CHLI Conference will take place on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Congressional Auditorium of the Capitol Visitor’s Center in the U.S. Capitol. The theme of the Conference is “Democracy in the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities for the Leaders of Tomorrow.” The event is free and open to summer interns, congressional staffers, and young professionals. For more information or to RSVP, please visit