(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                        HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

  (Mr. COSTA asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. COSTA. Madam Speaker, as Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a 
close, let us all take a moment to celebrate the Hispanic community and 
their contributions throughout the United States.
  The story of Hispanic Americans is truly the story of America and all 
its groups. Their dream is the American Dream.
  In America, if you work hard and play by the rules, dream big, there 
is absolutely no limit to what you can achieve. Hispanics have 
succeeded in every walk of life, and the success of their community 
strengthens the very fabric of our Nation.
  Let us all recommit ourselves to working on issues that are important 
to the Hispanic community, which, after all, are the same issues 
important to all Americans: creating good jobs, expanding access to 
higher education, and mending our broken immigration system. When we 
reflect upon America's history, we are a Nation of immigrants from the 
past and present.
  Let us work together today as Democrats and Republicans so that every 
citizen in America can achieve the American Dream.