Congressman Adriano Espaillat Recognizes Dominican Heritage Month with Celebration in the Nation’s Capital

February 2, 2018
Press Release
Dominican Heritage Month Begins on January 21st through February 27th and honors the legacy and contributions of New York’s Dominican American community.

WASHINGTON, D.C.Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY13) recognizes Dominican Heritage Month and announces Dominican Heritage Month Celebration event in Washington, D.C. on Monday, February 5th at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. EST in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2200.

“As the first Dominican American to serve in the United States Congress, I am proud to recognize Dominican Heritage Month and celebrate the contributions Dominican-Americans have made to society,” said Rep. Espaillat. “Dominican-Americans have worked hard to contribute to the nation and our contributions can be found in every facet of United States life. From notable individuals in media, arts and entertainment, fashion, sports, and business, Dominican-Americans have made numerous economic, cultural, and social contributions to communities throughout New York and around the nation.

“I am proud to stand as a member of the United States Congress to represent New York’s 13th congressional district and to honor the legacy and contributions of Dominican Americans with a national celebration to reflect and acknowledge the tremendous courage and sacrifices of our forefathers and the next generation of Dominican American leaders and their impact to their communities.”

This event is open to media and to the public.

WHO:          Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)

                      Members of Congress

                      Special Celebrity Guests to be Announced

WHAT:        Dominican Heritage Month Celebration           

WHEN:        Monday, February 5, 2018

                      5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. EST            

WHERE:     Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2200

                     Washington, DC

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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