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The study that affirms that the use of the Spanish language grows in the US between senators and congressmen

Washington / The use of Spanish by US senators and congressmen It has grown 2% compared to 2018, according to a study published Wednesday by The Hispanic Council that analyzes the online communication of the country’s 435 congressmen and 100 senators.

In its biannual report on the use of Spanish in the United States, The Hispanic Council indicates that in this period, the use of Spanish by legislators in the Lower House has grown from 14% to 16%; while it has increased from 13% to 15% among members of the Upper House.

In line with this, the authors of this edition of “Spanish in US politics: analysis of its use in the House of Representatives and the Senate” indicate that this increase could be due to the growth in the number of representatives of Hispanic origin elected in the last legislative elections.

The study, published on the occasion of this Thursday the International Day of the Spanish language, also indicates that the Democratic senators and congressmen are those who make the greatest use of this language in their messages on the Internet.

While just 4% of congressmen and 8% of Republican senators use this language in their communications, 26% of Democratic legislators in the Lower House and 23% of the Upper House use it regularly.

The Hispanic Council believes that the low electoral participation of the Hispanic community is a limiting factor for the use of Spanish to continue growing.

However, he remains hopeful that greater Latino political involvement will have a direct impact on the use of Spanish among American politicians.

This institution has also prepared this year a table with the senators and congressmen who use Spanish the most in their communications.

At the top of the list are Catherine Cortez Masto (Democrat), Tim Kaine (Democrat), Marco Rubio (Republican), John Cornyn (Republican), Bob Menéndez (Democrat) and Dianne Feinstein (Democrat).

While in the House of Representatives it is led by Democrats Nanette Barragán, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Lori Traham, José Serrano and Dina Titus. (April 23, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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un estudio sobre la población hispana en EE.UU.
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un estudio sobre el número de personas que hablan español en todo el mundo.
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un estudio sobre el uso del español por políticos en EE.UU.
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por ahora ningún político de EE.UU. utiliza el idioma español.
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los senadores y congresistas de EE.UU. usan cada vez menos el idioma español.
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hay cada vez más políticos que hablan en español en EE.UU.
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aumentó notablamente la participación electoral de la comunidad hispana en EE.UU.
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los congresistas estadounidenses utilizan el idioma español un 30% más.
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los demócratas usan más el idioma español que los republicanos en sus mensajes en Internet.
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tanto Tim Kaine como John Cornyn utilizan el idioma español.
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se desconoce si hay algún senador republicano que también utilice el idioma español.
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Marco Rubio es el que más utiliza el idioma español en la Cámara de Representantes.
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solo hay tres millones de personas que hablan español en EE.UU.
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todas las familias norteamericanas son bilingües.
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es ventajoso saber español en EE.UU.
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