Category: Government Affairs (Featured)

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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Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) To Expand Texas Economy, States Commerce Secretary Pritzker

As Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker’s job is to work to create the conditions for American businesses and workers to keep their competitive edge in the 21st century economy. American businesses face a world that is more competitive than ever. With modern technology and communications and with greater ease of transportation, national boundaries no longer define…

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Local Advocates, Business And Community Leaders Signed On To Amicus Briefs Filed In U.S. v. Texas

Yesterday, local advocates, business and community leaders signed on to amicus briefs filed in U.S. v. Texas, the Supreme Court case that will determine the fate of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration – and will affect the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants and American families. In a show of solidarity, brief signatories and…

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Exercise Your Influence REGISTER TO VOTE BY FEBRUARY 1, 2016

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce encourages you to exercise your right to vote this 2016 election season.  For more than 87 years, our Chamber has been a catalyst in serving as a resource and advocate for Hispanic businesses, Hispanics in business, and providing premiere access to the Hispanic market at local, state, national, and international levels. …

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Board Approves Resolution in Support of Proposition 7

On Nov. 3, Texas voters will have the opportunity to approve Proposition 7, a constitutional referendum that will provide a new, stable source of funding for transportation in Texas, dedicated to the construction and maintenance of roads. Proposition 7 would direct a portion of general sales and motor vehicle sales tax to the State Highway Fund,…

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