June 15, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement in recognition of the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“To the millions of patriotic and devout Muslim brothers and sisters here in the United States and abroad, I wish all a heartfelt Eid Mubarak,” said Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13). “This Eid holiday, Eid-al-Fitr, commemorates the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr is marked by celebrations and festivities with friends and family. It also represents a renewal and reinvigoration to their faith and commitment to empathy, understanding, and patience with everyone in their community, regardless of faith or belief.

“Diversity and inclusion make America beautiful. Understanding and learning about different religions, backgrounds, and practices is foundational to the progress we have made as a society. The diversity of our Muslim community and spirit of inclusion by Americans of all faiths brings us together more than anything that can ever separate us. To all patriotic Americans who embraced the Holy Month of Ramadan, Eid Mubarak.”

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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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