Austin, Texas (December 27, 2019) - The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supports the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and, with only days left in 2019, we are urging the Senate to vote yes and approve the USMCA.
Mexico and Canada are two of the Lone Star State's biggest trading partners, accounting in 2018 for nearly $230 billion in total trade. Trade with Canada and Mexico also supports about 1 million jobs in Texas, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
With the support of nearly 700 organizations, including your Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent an updated coalition letter to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, December 17th encouraging Congressional approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). To view the letter sent to Congress, please click here.
Ramiro A. Cavazos, USHCC President & CEO, said in a statement, "The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates the bipartisan agreement announced between the White House and Democratic Leadership in the House of Representatives. This is great news for America's small businesses and for our trade relationship with our largest trading partners, Canada and Mexico."
Luis A. Rodriguez, GAHCC President & CEO, said, "We are in alignment with many of our partners who support the USMCA, including the USCC and USHCC. Passing the USMCA will continue to strengthen our businesses in Austin, Texas and the United States, and help forge an even better relationship with our friends in Canada and Mexico."
We need your help to make sure the Senate votes to pass the USMCA. You may call our Texas Senators at 202-224-3121 or email via their contact pages at - John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. Thank you for your support and for taking action.
About the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC):
Established in 1973, the GAHCC is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to continue the advancement and progression of a strong and stable economic culture for Hispanic Businesses. The Chamber strives to reach these goals by developing business and management skills, and bridging access to financial capital while maintaining our cultural values and integrity.
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