Last week, the White House Office of Public Engagement convened over 100 Latino leaders for Dominican Day at the White House. This event consisted of a policy briefing for local and state officials and a reception to celebrate the Dominican-American culture.
During the briefing, participants discussed how the Biden-Harris Administration has advanced economic opportunity for the Latino community through their economic recovery agenda, including the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and the CHIPS and Science Act. The participants highlighted President Biden’s accomplishments for the Latino community, including growing economic opportunity, tackling student debt, expanding access to higher education, and efforts to enhance access to resources and funding for communities most at need. Biden-Harris Administration officials committed to continuing to work with community leaders to deliver on the President’s efforts to advance equity for the Latino community.
During the reception, guests were welcomed by the Second Gentleman who reiterated the Administration’s commitment to the Latino community and highlighted the importance of celebrating the diversity that makes up the fabric of our nation.
Administration Participants Included:

  • Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States
  • Tom Perez, Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House
  • Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, United States Ambassador to Spain
  • Alejandra Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Johanny Adames, Press Secretary, Office of Communications and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education
  • Sol Ortega, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, White House Office of Public Engagement


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