President Obama to Headline Hispanic Caucus Awards

PHOTO: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation?s 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Sept. 19, 2015.AP Photo
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation?s 45th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, Sept. 19, 2015.

President Obama will headline the 38th Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, ABC News has learned.

The president is expected to tout his record on issues important to the Latino community from access to health care through Obamacare to the economic recovery, a White House source told ABC News today.

He is also expected to promote his newly launched citizenship awareness campaign, which encourages green card holders to work toward citizenship and the power to vote.

The president is also expected to remind the largely Latino audience of business leaders and politicians of his administration’s efforts to pass immigration reform.

Last week, the president addressed a similar gathering, the Congressional Black Caucus 45th Annual Phoenix Awards Dinner.

Both caucuses have been consistent supporters of the Obama administration.

“His attendance reflects his ongoing commitment to the Latino community and to the future Latino and Latina leaders that CHCI works so hard to develop each year,” Rep. Linda Sánchez, chair of the Hispanic caucus, said in a statement.