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A Republican proposal to ban the use of the words "Latinx" and "Latin-x" on federal paperwork passed on Wednesday night with support from seven House Democrats.
Rep. Maria Salazar, R-Fla., offered it as an amendment to one of the House GOP’s 12 annual appropriations bills, this one laying out government spending for the Treasury, White House and judiciary.
It wound up passing late on Wednesday with 222 votes to 198 "no" votes.
Among the Democrats who voted for the amendment were four members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Yadira Caraveo, D-Colo., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash.
The other three House Democrats who voted for it were Reps. Jared Golden, D-Maine., Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., and Mary Peltola, D-Alaska.
"The House just passed my amendment calling on [President Biden] to stop using the woke invention ‘Latinx’ on official documents," Salazar said in a statement after her amendment passed.
"This term tried to erase our centuries old culture – and as Hispanics, we’ve had enough."... (Read more)