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CHC Praises Sutley Appointment

December 16, 2008
Press Release

(Washington DC) – The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) praised the appointment of Nancy Sutley to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality. She currently serves as the Deputy Mayor in Los Angeles on Energy and the Environment, and is of Argentinean descent. She is also is the first openly gay person appointed by the Obama administration.

“Nancy Sutley has served California and the nation well, and I look forward to seeing her talents at work for our country again,” said Congressman Joe Baca (CA-43), Chair of the CHC. “As part of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and in various other roles in my home state, she has helped improve the state’s use of energy and resources.   Her work will be invaluable in moving our nation’s energy policy forward.”
“I am pleased that President-elect Obama has appointed Nancy Sutley to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Ms. Sutley brings excellence and diversity to the Administration, both of which are particularly important given the impact of the environment on the health and welfare of communities of color,” said Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (CA-32) Chair of the CHC Task Force on Health and the Environment, and the 2nd Vice Chair-elect of the CHC. “I look forward to working with the President-elect, Ms. Sutley, and all the members of the Administration to advance the needs of families across our nation.”
"President-elect Obama keeps recruiting the best of the best, including among our fellow Latinos. I have no doubt that the Obama Administration will be the most diverse to date, reflecting--as it should--the true fabric of America,” added Congressman-elect Pedro Pierluisi (PR).
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Hispanic descent.  Since 1976 the CHC has been addressing the needs of the Hispanic community in all areas of American life.  For more information on the CHC, call (202) 225-2410.