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Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing

The Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing Task Force leads the CHC’s work in the areas of trade, commerce and manufacturing.  Additionally, the Task Force works on issues related to the financial services sector, such as banking, housing and the foreclosure crisis.  

Members:
Rep. Tony Cárdenas, Co-Chair
Rep. Grace Napolitano, Co-Chair
Rep. Henry Cuellar

More on Trade, Commerce, and Manufacturing

Jan 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Isabel Guzman as Small Business Administrator. Guzman currently serves as Director of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate. She was appointed to the position by Gov. Gavin Newsom. She is also the co-founder of a small business called GovContractPros. The company helps small business owners navigate federal government resources. Following the nomination, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement:

Mar 26, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON— Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) issued the following statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act also known as the “CARES” Act, which marks the third coronavirus response bill passed by the Senate:
Sep 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), members of CHC leadership, and the CHC Puerto Rico Task Force, sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Brock Long and Tito Hernandez, Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer at the Puerto Rico Joint Field Office.  The letter requests a meeting to discuss what immediate steps FEMA and the federal government are taking to assist in Puerto Rico’s ongoing recovery efforts, and what concrete plans the agency is taking to ensure the p

Sep 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest Tweets on Puerto Rico.

Sep 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Committees on Foreign Affairs and Intelligence and Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ First Vice Chair; Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; and Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, led 24 Democratic lawmakers in urging the U.S. State Department to halt all inappropriate denials of passports to U.S. citizens of Hispanic American descent.

Sep 3, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement celebrating Labor Day and the invaluable contributions hardworking immigrant families have made to the United States:

Aug 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (NY-7), Representative Tony Cardenas (CA-29), and Representative Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15),  sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer inviting him to meet with the CHC and discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recent tariffs, and their effects on the business owners, families, farmers, and workers we proudly represent, as well as future plans for free trade agreements.

Aug 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—  Members of the Tri-Caucus sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in opposition to the Trump Administration’s recently announced plan to weaken federal clean car standards. The bicameral letter, which was led by U.S. Reps. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), Doris Matsui (CA-06), A.

Jul 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) issued the following statement following a Congressional Hispanic Caucus meeting with Linda McMahon, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

May 23, 2018 Press Release
Washington, DC – 21 Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Representative Lou Correa (CA-46) and CHC Civil Rights Task Force Chair Representative Darren Soto (FL-09), sent a letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross outlining their concerns with proposed changes to the 2020 census. The inclusion of a citizenship question, as well as, unresolved issues from the 2010 Census jeopardizing the accuracy of the 2020 Census, potentially taking billions of dollars in federal funds and accurate congressional representation from communities across the country.