Hispanic Americans in Party Leadership Positions, 1987–Present

While elections for Democratic Caucus leadership positions take place in the final months of a preceding Congress, this chart does not include service that predates the beginning of a new Congress. For example, Robert Menendez was elected Vice Chair for the 106th Congress (1999–2001) in the fall of 1998.

Congress Name Caucus/Conference Position
100th (1987–1989)
100th (1987–1989) COELHO, Tony Democratic Caucus Majority Whip
101st (1989–1991)
101st (1989–1991) COELHO, Tony Democratic Caucus Majority Whip
103rd (1993–1995)
103rd (1993–1995) RICHARDSON, Bill Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
104th (1995–1997)
104th (1995–1997) RICHARDSON, Bill Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
105th (1997–1999)
105th (1997–1999) MENENDEZ, Robert Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
106th (1999–2001)
106th (1999–2001) MENENDEZ, Robert Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
106th (1999–2001) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
107th (2001–2003)
107th (2001–2003) MENENDEZ, Robert Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
107th (2001–2003) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
108th (2003–2005)
108th (2003–2005) MENENDEZ, Robert Democratic Caucus Chair
108th (2003–2005) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
109th (2005–2007)
109th (2005–2007) MENENDEZ, Robert 1 Democratic Caucus Chair
109th (2005–2007) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
110th (2007–2009)
110th (2007–2009) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
111th (2009–2011)
111th (2009–2011) BECERRA, Xavier Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
111th (2009–2011) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
112th (2011–2013)
112th (2011–2013) BECERRA, Xavier Democratic Caucus Vice Chair
112th (2011–2013) PASTOR, Ed Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
113th (2013–2015)
113th (2013–2015) BECERRA, Xavier Democratic Caucus Chair
113th (2013–2015) LUJÁN, Ben Ray Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
114th (2015–2017)
114th (2015–2017) BECERRA, Xavier Democratic Caucus Chair
114th (2015–2017) CASTRO, Joaquin Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
115th (2017–2019)
115th (2017–2019) CASTRO, Joaquin Democratic Caucus Chief Deputy Whip
115th (2017–2019) SÁNCHEZ, Linda T. Democratic Caucus Vice Chair

Footnotes

1After being appointed to the U.S. Senate, Menendez left his leadership position in the House in December 2005.