H.R. No. 2101
         WHEREAS, The 19 Fellows of the 2021 Moreno/Rangel Legislative
  Leadership Program have ably served the citizens of Texas during
  the 87th Legislative Session; and
         WHEREAS, The program is sponsored by the Mexican American
  Legislative Leadership Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan
  organization established by the Mexican American Legislative
  Caucus to foster the development of leadership skills among Latino
  youth; in 2003, the foundation launched its fellowship to offer
  outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to
  gain firsthand experience in the functions and operations of the
  Texas House of Representatives during a legislative session; it is
  named in honor of the late Paul C. Moreno, the longest-serving
  Hispanic member of the house, and the late Irma Rangel, the first
  Mexican American woman to serve in the Texas Legislature; and
         WHEREAS, In 2021, the program welcomed the largest class of
  Fellows since its inception, including Tsion Amare Mengesha, Daniel
  Arizpe, Yuri Barragán, Fabiola Barreto, Bianca Carrizal, Leonardo
  Garcia, Rebecca Flores, Lyssette Galvan, Lorraine Garcia,
  Jacqueline Gheorghe, Sandra Lopez, Melissa Medina, Andrea
  Medina-Alvarado, Any Ojeda Alamilla, Andrea Orozco, Pedro Ortiz
  Menchaca, Brandy Ann Pena, Ana Silbas, and Jacquelyne Valladares;
         WHEREAS, During the session, these 19 talented students
  worked alongside veteran staff on policy matters in the offices of
  representatives, and they participated in weekly seminars where
  they interacted with Latino leaders, elected officials, and state
  agency personnel; their challenging responsibilities helped them
  learn more about the legislative process and the issues facing
  citizens of the Lone Star State; moreover, they gained valuable
  insights into the nature of public service and the many ways in
  which they can contribute to their communities; and
         WHEREAS, The Fellows of the 2021 Moreno/Rangel Legislative
  Leadership Program performed their duties as policy aides with
  skill and dedication, and they are indeed deserving of special
  recognition for their fine work; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 87th Texas
  Legislature hereby commend the Fellows of the 2021 Moreno/Rangel
  Legislative Leadership Program for their exceptional efforts and
  extend to them sincere best wishes for continued success; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the Fellows as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 2101 was adopted by the House on May
  31, 2021, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House