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Kamala Harris will tout legislative accomplishments to Hispanic voters in Houston Monday

The “On the Road” series serves as a platform to connect with Latino populations, hear their concerns, and share information about tools and resources available to them, according to the caucus.

Vice President Kamala Harris holds a roundtable discussion with advocates from faith-based NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and shelter and legal service providers, during her visit to the Paso del Norte (PDN) Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas, Friday, June 25, 2021. The Paso del Norte Port of Entry is one of the country's busiest pedestrian border crossings. It is located on the Paso Del Norte International Bridge. Thousands of people cross the border through the Port each day.
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Vice President Kamala Harris holds a roundtable discussion with advocates from faith-based NGOs (non-governmental organizations), and shelter and legal service providers, during her visit to the Paso del Norte (PDN) Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas, Friday, June 25, 2021. The Paso del Norte Port of Entry is one of the country’s busiest pedestrian border crossings. It is located on the Paso Del Norte International Bridge. Thousands of people cross the border through the Port each day.

United States Vice President Kamala Harris is stopping in Houston Monday to commend the Biden administration’s accomplishments in an attempt to canvass Hispanic voters.

She’ll be making her stop at a local health department center Monday for a “community conversation” in Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia’s district with one of the largest Hispanic populations in the state, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said in a recent announcement.

“As the representative of a district that is 77% Latino, I am proud to see the significant progress made by the Biden-Harris Administration for our Latino communities,” Garcia said in a statement.

Harris will be joined by Garcia and the caucus’s chair, Nanette Barragán, according to the caucus.

It’s a part of the caucus’s “On the Road” series aiming to inform Hispanic voters of legislative accomplishments achieved by democrats in Congress. The effort also serves as a platform to connect with Latino populations, hear their concerns, and share information about tools and resources available to them, according to the caucus.

The caucus has also taken to Arizona and New Mexico to tout democratic accomplishments as the Biden administration has attempted to regain trust with Hispanic communities. A 2022 poll from Univision News and the University of Chicago showed 43 percent of surveyed Hispanic voters disapprove of the way Biden is handling his job as President. That’s up from 24 percent in 2021.

Most who said they were displeased felt that the administration’s policies had worsened inflation and their financial situations, according to the university’s National Opinion Research Center.

“The Houston metropolitan area is home to America's fourth-largest Latino population- almost 2.8 million Latinos and growing,” Barragán said in a statement.

“This is an opportunity for the CHC and the Vice President to talk about all that Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration have delivered for our Latino communities already and the work ahead to lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all Latinos," she said.