Category: Government Affairs (Featured)

Hispanic Chamber heads to the Capitol for Small Business Advocacy Day!

On Thursday, March 30, 2017 the Hispanic Chamber headed to the Capitol in Austin, Texas for Small Business Advocacy Day where business owners discussed fair contracting and access to capital opportunities with our legislators. Special thanks to Woodforest National Bank and the Austin Chamber of Commerce for partnering with us! #SmallBiz #BoldActionSA SHARE THIS POST

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SA to DC: Day three!

Day 3 of SA to DC starting off with an engaging panel discussion with Congressmen Joaquin Castro, Lloyd Doggett, Henry Cuellar, and Will Hurd. We were then joined by Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. Now, off to committee meetings on the hill! #BoldActionSA #SAtoDC2017 SHARE THIS POST

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Hispanic Chamber Meets with U.S. Department of Commerce!

This morning, we are visiting with Dr. Barrett Haga at the U.S. Department of Commerce to discuss the Economic Development Administration (EDA). Next stop, the Department of Education! #SAtoDC2017 #BoldActionSA   SHARE THIS POST

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SA to DC: Day two!

Day 2 of SA to DC is full of high-level meetings! This morning, Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Lamar Smith, and Congressman Mac Thornberry briefed our delegates on issues and things to be ready for in the upcoming months of the new administration! Now, our 12 issue teams are meeting with legislators and…

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SA to DC: Day one!

The 2017 SA to DC advocacy trip is off to a fantastic start! We are thrilled to have 120+ San Antonio business leaders focused on 12 issue teams to advocate for our city. Special thanks to Visit San Antonio for sponsoring tonight’s Opening Reception. #BoldActionSA #SAtoDC2017     SHARE THIS POST

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New Report | Financing Growth: The Impact of Financial Regulation

        U.S. Chamber Releases New Report The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new report today based on a survey of more than 300 corporate finance professionals regarding their core financial services needs and the indirect regulatory impact of financial regulations.    What we heard was a strong and growing concern for…

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Video: 50-second video from Texas kids talking about public schools (TASB)

Please watch this 50-second video from Texas kids talking about public schools (TASB) https://player.vimeo.com/video/157769996 SHARE THIS POST

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In school finance decision, the poor people have lost again

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court was faced with overwhelming facts in a case, Rodríguez v. San Antonio, showing a Texas school funding system that treated poor students grossly differently than their wealthy peers. But instead of insisting on equal treatment for all, the court slammed the door shut, holding that the system was good enough…

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2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) – A First Look

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) unveiled new data from the 2013–2014 school year showing gaps that still remain too wide in key areas affecting educational equity and opportunity for students, including incidents of discipline, restraint and seclusion, access to courses and programs that lead to college and career readiness, teacher…

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Will Hurd: Build bridges, not walls

Encouraging politicians to build bridges and not walls, the 23rd District of Texas U.S. Representative, Will Hurd, took a tour in Piedras Negras, Mexico on Thursday, June 2, 2016, covering a manufacturing facility, a newly built military base, and attended the inauguration of a bridge as a special guest. Congressman Hurd, who was in Eagle…

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