Category: Government Affairs (Position Statements)

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Immigration Position 2014

Maximizing Economic Competiveness through Immigration Reform   The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes Congress should focus on immigration reform, as it is essential to continue the tradition of innovation that immigrants have brought to the American economy, and to ensure a level playing field for all workers.   Resolving the immigration status of more…

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“Standards for Immigration Reform,” put forward by the House GOP leaders during the House Republican Conference unfortunately still fall short in key areas…

 The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes the new set of principles, “Standards for Immigration Reform,” put forward by the House GOP leaders during the House Republican Conference still falls short in key areas. Letter to Thomas J. Donohue, President & CEO of the United States Chamber of Commerce:  Immigration.Letter.2014.USCC.Website.  SHARE THIS POST

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The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce fully supports Proposition 3

Support for Proposition 3 House Joint Resolution (HJR) 133 The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the first Hispanic Chamber in the nation, representing more almost 1,000 members in the greater San Antonio area, fully supports Proposition 3 (HJR 133), for aircraft inventory tax exemption. The constitutional amendment that would authorize local political subdivisions to…

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Support for the City Public Service Energy’s (CPS) 4.25% Rate Increase Request

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Position Statement:   Support for the City Public Service Energy’s (CPS)  4.25% Rate Increase Request.  Full Version:  CPS Position Statement 2013 FINAL.APPROVED.10.24.13   SHARE THIS POST

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Maximizing Economic Competiveness through Immigration Reform

IMMIGRATION REFORM The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce believes Congress should focus on immigration reform as it maximizes our nation’s economic competitiveness. Immigration reform is necessary in order to replace an aging domestic workforce and to remain competitive in today’s global economy. The Hispanic Chamber supports the following measures with regard to immigration reform:…

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San Antonio Hispanic Chamber supports Medicaid Expansion for Texas

THE SAN ANTONIO HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Supports and encourages the State of Texas to expand Medicaid statewide to adults to take advantage of federal matching funds which would provide a significant boost to the economy and local taxpayer relief, while providing access to the right care in the right place to millions of currently…

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San Antonio Hispanic Chamber supports the South Texas Plan – New Medical School

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber encourages higher education in Texas by supporting the creation of a new university with campuses spanning the Rio Grande Valley that will combine The University of Texas at Brownsville, The University of Texas – Pan American and a future medical school. Especially since higher education investments for South Texas have not…

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Support for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) 2013 Proposed Rate Adjustment

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the first Hispanic Chamber in the nation, representing almost 1,000 businesses in the greater San Antonio area, fully supports the San Antonio Water System’s (SAWS) proposal of a combined net rate increase of 8.4 percent. Download Position Statement: SAWS.Position Statement 2013 SHARE THIS POST

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Letter to MPO Transportation Policy Board

June 22, 2012 To:       MPO Transportation Policy Board (TPD) From:   Ramiro Cavazos, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Re:       Funding Support for US 281/Loop 1604 Corridor Dear MPO Transportation Policy Board:   Much of our city’s economic growth and sustainability as well as our quality of life depend upon the efficient flow of traffic across…

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COSA 2012 Bond Position Statement

The City of San Antonio’s 2012-2017 Bond proposal focuses on the City’s core functions and basic infrastructure needs. On September 15, 2011, City Council approved the allocation of $596 million to four infrastructure categories: $340 million for Streets/Bridges/Sidewalks $130 million for Drainage $65 million for Parks $61 million for Facilities/Community Initiatives Additionally, four Community Bond…

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