Bidens host reception for National Hispanic Heritage Month

FILE - President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her...
FILE - President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and her husband Doug Emhoff walk out of the White House in Washington, June 23. Biden and the first lady hosted a reception celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday afternoon.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Published: Sep. 30, 2022 at 12:32 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2022 at 2:32 PM MDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray News) - President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden hosted a reception celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday afternoon.

The president and the first lady delivered remarks during the event.

Biden formally designated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Month in a proclamation released on Sept. 14.

“During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths,” Biden said in the proclamation.

The White House also listed what he said his administration has done and will continue to do to support Hispanic communities, such as providing loans to Hispanic-owned small businesses, helping Hispanic students pursue higher education and working to create a “fair, humane, and orderly” immigration system.

Biden has appointed several people of Hispanic heritage to his administration, including Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.