HR319: Commending Jaime Liz


Offered February 2, 2021
Commending Jaime Lizárraga.
Patron-- Tran

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga was honored on December 9, 2020, with a Congressional Staff Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and its alumni association for his dedication in advancing diversity on Capitol Hill and cultivating opportunities for other emerging Latino leaders; and

WHEREAS, Jaime Lizárraga, who serves as senior advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, is the most senior Democratic Latino staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives; his work focuses on immigration, financial services, housing, and small business policy, and he serves as liaison to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and

WHEREAS, in his 30-year career, Jaime Lizárraga has worked on the House Financial Services Committee, in the Treasury Department, and at the Securities and Exchange Commission, advising leaders on legislative strategy and policy and earning him a place on a list of “The Most Influential Latino Staffers on Capitol Hill” by the Huffington Post in 2013; and

WHEREAS, the son of immigrant farmworkers from Mexico, Jaime Lizárraga was raised in San Diego and now lives in Virginia with his wife and five children; and

WHEREAS, since 2015, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni Association has given its Congressional Staff Awards to recognize congressional staff members who like Jaime Lizárraga have demonstrated their commitment to promoting diversity on Capitol Hill; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That Jaime Lizárraga hereby be commended for receiving a Congressional Staff Award in 2020 from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and fostering the next generation of political leaders; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Jaime Lizárraga as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for his many achievements.