WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Salazar is proud to announce that she has been appointed to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission which is tasked with planning and orchestrating the 250th anniversary of the United States of America.

The organization works collaboratively with public and private entities across the country to make America250 the largest and most inclusive commemoration in our nation’s history.

"I am thrilled to welcome Representative Maria Salazar as the eighth congressional member of our bipartisan Commission. Congresswoman Salazar’s experience as a passionate advocate for democracy aligns with our mission and values. Her representation of Florida’s 27th congressional district furthers our goal to reach each and every American during this historic milestone,” said Daniel DiLella, Chairman of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission.

"As the daughter of exiles who fled tyranny to find freedom in America, I am beyond honored to serve on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. It is a privilege to work together and celebrate this incredible country, a beacon of freedom and democracy, that welcomed so many in my community with open arms," said Congresswoman Salazar.

During the official commemorative period beginning in 2020, culminating on July 4, 2026, and extending through 2027, America250 has the opportunity to engage nearly 330 million Americans and millions more friends worldwide through programs, educational outreach, and signature events.

The America250 Foundation and U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission anticipate helping to plan more than 100,000 officially recognized programs designed to educate, engage and unite the American people. More information about the Commission’s vision and approach to programming can be found in Inspiring the American Spirit, its report submitted to the President on December 31, 2019.

Congresswoman Salazar currently represents Florida's beautiful 27th Congressional district which includes most of the City of Miami, its suburbs, and the beaches. She serves on the Small Business Committee and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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