Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Houses Passes Diaz-Balart Resolution Commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct 29, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, DC-Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.Res.783, a resolution commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month, which was introduced by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Conference.  

Hispanic Heritage Month, began on September 15th, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries—Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua—and concluded on October 15th.  Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and celebrates Hispanic heritage and culture.  The Census Bureau now lists Hispanic Americans as the largest minority group in the U.S. with a population of 46 million, making up 15 percent of the nation’s total population.

The resolution had bi-partisan support, with 72 cosponsors, and passed by a vote of 423-0.  To view Diaz-Balart’s floor remarks on the resolution, please visit: