Local September 17, 2019 | 3:17 pm

Dominican Republic Caucus draws new friends

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this month, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the creation of the new Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus, which kicked off in Washington, DC with a reception on Capitol Hill. Today, he is proud to announce that nearly 20 of his congressional colleagues have joined as new caucus members.

“As a proud member of the Dominican American community and the first Dominican American elected to Congress, starting the Friends of the Dominican Republic Caucus is an honor. I am incredibly grateful to all who attended last week’s launch in Washington and to each of my Democratic and Republican colleagues who joined to help further strengthen US – Dominican Republic relations and our shared interests.”

Members of the Friends of the Dominican Caucus:

Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02)

Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25)

Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03)

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15)

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08)

Rep. Robin L. Kelly (IL-02)

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA-04)

Rep. Peter T. King (NY-02)

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05)

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)

Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)

Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09)

Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10)

Rep. Stacey E. Plaskett (VI)

Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-08)

Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09)

Rep. Norma J. Torres (CA-35)

Rep. Susan Wild (PA-07)

Rep. Lori Trahan (MA-03)