Celebrating Hispanics With Obamas, Sotomayor, and J.Lo

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On Sept. 16, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute held a black tie gala with President Obama and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Earlier in the day, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), singer Marc Anthony and his wife Jennifer Lopez speak before a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Capitol Hill.

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Pelosi, Anthony, Lopez and Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY).

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State Speaker Ben Lujan (D-NM), at the gala, themed “Latinos Leading in the Arts.”

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Rep. José Serrano (D-NY).

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Miss Puerto Rico and Miss District of Columbia.

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Obama said the proudest moment of his presidency was when Sotomayor was sworn in. “As she lifted her right hand to take the oath, our nation took one step closer to fully realizing the founding ideals that the court itself was established to defend. And across America, millions of children’s sights are now set higher; their dreams are a little bigger. That benefits all of us,” he said.

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Sotomayor, Marc Anthony and J.Lo. The CHCI honored Puerto Rican singer Marc Anthony with a lifetime achievement award and later, Sotomayor took to the dance floor.

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The First Couple.

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