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This is a list of Hispanic Americans who have served in the U.S. Congress.

In the 110th Congress, 1 of 3 senators, and 5 of 26 representatives are Republicans, the balance being Democrats, save Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico. Four of the five Republicans in the Congress are Cuban-Americans and represent Florida



Senator Party State Term
Mexico Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo Republican New Mexico 1928-1929
Dennis Chavez Democrat New Mexico 1935-1962
Joseph Montoya Democrat New Mexico 1964-1977
Ken Salazar Democrat Colorado 2005-2009
Cuba Mel Martinez Republican Florida 2005-2009
Bob Menendez Democrat New Jersey 2006-present

House of Representatives

Representative Party State Term
Mexico Romualdo Pacheco Republican California 1877-1878, 1879-1883
Benigno C. Hernández Republican New Mexico 1915-1917, 1919-1921
Néstor Montoya Republican New Mexico 1921-1923
Dennis Chavez Democrat New Mexico 1931-1935
Joachim O. Fernández Democrat Louisiana 1931-1941
Antonio M. Fernández Democrat New Mexico 1943-1956
Joseph Montoya Democrat New Mexico 1957-1964
Henry B. Gonzalez Democrat Texas 1961-1998
Edward R. Roybal Democrat California 1963-1993
Kika de la Garza Democrat Texas 1965-1997
Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican New Mexico 1969-1989
Herman Badillo Democrat New York 1971-1977
Robert García Democrat New York 1978-1990
Matthew G. Martinez Democrat, Republican California 1982-2001
Bill Richardson Democrat New Mexico 1983-1997
Solomon P. Ortiz Democrat Texas 1983-present
Esteban Edward Torres Democrat California 1983-1999
Albert Bustamante Democrat Texas 1985-1993
Cuba Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican Florida 1989-present
José Serrano Democrat New York 1990-present
Ed Pastor Democrat Arizona 1991-present
Frank Tejeda Democrat Texas 1993-1997
Bob Menendez Democrat New Jersey 1993-2006
Xavier Becerra Democrat California 1993-present
Henry Bonilla Republican Texas 1993-2007
Richard Pombo Republican California 1993-2007
Cuba Lincoln Diaz-Balart Republican Florida 1993-present
Luis Gutiérrez Democrat Illinois 1993-present
Lucille Roybal-Allard Democrat California 1993-present
Nydia Velázquez Democrat New York 1993-present
Silvestre Reyes Democrat Texas 1993-present
Mexico Ciro Rodriguez Democrat Texas 1997-2005, 2007-present
Rubén Hinojosa Democrat Texas 1997-present
Loretta Sanchez Democrat California 1997-present
Joe Baca Democrat California 1999-present
Charlie Gonzalez Democrat Texas 1999-present
Grace Napolitano Democrat California 1999-present
Hilda Solis Democrat California 2001-2009
Mario Diaz-Balart Republican Florida 2003-present
Raúl Grijalva Democrat Arizona 2003-present
Linda Sánchez Democrat California 2003-present
Henry Cuellar Democrat Texas 2005-present
Cuba Albio Sires Democrat New Jersey 2006-present
Ben R. Luján Democrat New Mexico 2009-present

House Delegates (non-voting members)

Representative Party Territory Term
Spain Joseph Marion Hernández Whig Florida Territory 1822-1823
Mexico José Manuel Gallegos Democrat New Mexico Territory 1853-1857, 1871-1873
Mexico Francisco Perea Republican New Mexico Territory 1863-1865
Mexico José Francisco Chaves Republican New Mexico Territory 1865-1867, 1869-1871
Mexico Trinidad Romero Republican New Mexico Territory 1877-1879
Tranquilino Luna Republican New Mexico Territory 1881-1884
Pedro Perea Republican New Mexico Territory 1899-1901
Federico Degetau Insular Republican Puerto Rico 1901-1905
Tulio Larrinaga Unionist Puerto Rico 1905-1911
Luis Muñoz Rivera Unionist Puerto Rico 1911-1916
Félix Córdova Dávila Unionist Puerto Rico 1917-1932
José Lorenzo Pesquera Non-Partisan Puerto Rico 1932-1933
Spain Santiago Iglesias Coalitionist Puerto Rico 1932-1939
Bolívar Pagán Coalitionist Puerto Rico 1939-1945
Jesús T. Piñero Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1945-1946
Antonio Fernós-Isern Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1946-1965
Santiago Polanco Abreu Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1965-1969
Jorge Luis Córdova New Progressive Puerto Rico 1969-1973
Jaime Benítez Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1973-1977
Ron de Lugo Democrat U.S. Virgin Islands 1973-1979, 1981-1995
Baltasar Corrada del Río New Progressive Puerto Rico 1977-1985
Jaime Fuster Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1985-1992
Vincente T. Blaz Republican Guam 1985-1993
Antonio Colorado Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 1992-1993
Carlos Romero Barceló New Progressive Puerto Rico 1993-2001
Robert A. Underwood Democrat Guam 1993-2003
Aníbal Acevedo Vilá Popular Democratic Puerto Rico 2001-2005
Luis Fortuño New Progressive Puerto Rico 2005-2009
Pedro Pierluisi New Progressive Puerto Rico 2009- present

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