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Rep. Bob Beauprez of Colorado Joins the Congressional Hispanic Conference

April 27, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Congressional Hispanic Conference (CHC) today welcomed Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO) as its newest associate member.

"We welcome Rep. Bob Beauprez to the CHC and we are excited that he will be working with us on the myriad of issues that affect Hispanics and all Americans. Our Conference continues to grow and we are proud that Rep. Beauprez has joined our endeavor," said Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference.

Membership to the Congressional Hispanic Conference is open to all House Members. Including associate members is an opportunity for CHC to broaden its message and objectives to people throughout the nation. As the group's thirteenth member, Rep. Beauprez joins the CHC in its efforts to inform and educate fellow legislators on topics and issues affecting over 40 million Americans of Hispanic and Portuguese descent.

In announcing his membership, Rep. Bob Beauprez stated: "As the fastest growing minority group in America, Hispanics deserve a voice in Congress that promotes the principles of real importance to the Hispanic community. I'm pleased to join the Congressional Hispanic Conference, as I believe the Hispanic community shares many core beliefs with the Republican Party, such as a belief in strong families, hard work, personal responsibility, tax relief and education reform. I thank Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen, Vice-Chair Nunes and the other founding members of the conference for their leadership and look forward to working with them to promote the interests of all American Hispanics."

Rep. Beauprez is the first representative of Colorado's new Seventh Congressional District. He brings with him a lifetime of experience in small business and the belief that hard work and perseverance are essential ingredients to the American Dream. Colorado's Seventh District is 19.6 percent Hispanic, one of the highest in the country.


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