Category: Government Affairs (Featured)

Hispanic Chamber Asks for Your Support to Urge Congress to Reauthorize Funding for the Ex-Im Bank of the United States

(Click here to send a letter to Congress) The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce encourages its members and respective constituencies to advocate for more than 200,000 employees at 3,400 companies who depend on the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank by reaching out to our congressional and senate leaders in Washington D.C…  In early July President…

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Sensible Pay for SA

The goal of Sensible Pay for SA is to amend the City of San Antonio’s Charter to provide annual salaries for City Council members and the mayor – without raising taxes or increasing the city budget. Under the existing City Charter, approved in 1951, City Council members are paid $20 per meeting with a maximum…

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Governor Abbott Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Abbott delivered his first State of the State Address in the Chambers of the Texas House of Representative with a room filled of lawmakers who fuel the political fabric of our state.  The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber is proud to see its efforts on “The Impact of Early Childhood Education on Economic Development in…

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84th Texas Legislative Session Agenda & Priorities

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Advocating on behalf of San Antonio Small Businesses in Washington, D.C.

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is, once again, honored to partner up with the San Antonio Chamber and Free Trade Alliance to provide an impactful SA to DC trip to more than 130 delegates from our great city of San Antonio.   In just three days delegates, on behalf of more than 40,000…

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The 86th Annual Gala: It’s Our Time

Our City. Our Hispanic Chamber. Our Small Businesses. In many ways we have arrived. And in many ways we are getting there. Our balance of achievements and bold aspirations drive us. Join us for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber’s 86th Annual Gala on Saturday, January 31, 2015, as we share ideas and instruments of change…

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Hispanic Chamber leading trade mission to Spain

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) is conducting its annual Trade Mission to Spain, September 4-11, 2014, with a delegation from San Antonio to visit the cities of Málaga, Sevilla, Córdoba and Madrid.  Key economic development partners on the trade mission will be the Hispanic Chamber, Abengoa, the City of San Antonio, Bexar…

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Texas’ rejection of Medicaid Expansion leaves state’s families, economy vulnerable

SAN ANTONIO—Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held an afternoon press conference to announce the findings of the NCLR report, “Closing the Health Care Coverage Gap in Texas: A Latino Perspective.” The report details the negative impact of not expanding Medicaid in Texas, particularly its effects…

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Gallego Invites Hispanic Chamber to White House Meeting on Trade and Exports

U.S. Representative Pete P. Gallego, 23rd District of Texas, invited the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to a roundtable meeting hosted by Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Jeff Zientz, Assistant to the President and Director of the National Economic Council. The group will discuss expanding exports from the United States. This high-level meeting will be…

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Senate approves Castro as HUD secretary

SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The nomination was approved 71-26 on a roll call vote. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, voted for the nomination; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, voted against it. Republicans…

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