Historical Data

Congressional Hispanic Caucus, 1980/tiles/non-collection/p/part4_02_chc3_na.xml Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus meet, circa 1980s. From left to right: Solomon Ortiz of Texas; Robert Garcia of New York; Bill Richardson of New Mexico (standing); Albert Bustamante of Texas; Esteban Torres of California; and Matthew Martínez of California.
The following lists were developed to answer reference questions often posed by Member offices, researchers, and the general public. We have also included historic political songs that served as illustrations in the print publication. Forty-seven of the 128 Hispanics who have served in Congress are current Members—43 in the House and four in the Senate. In total, there have been 122 Hispanic Members of the House of Representatives and nine Senators. Three have served in both chambers.