Economic Development and Workforce
The Economic Development and Workforce Task Force is focused on creating economic opportunities for Latinos and Americans across the country. Additionally the Task Force focuses on issues impacting the Latino workforce.
Rep. Pete Aguilar, Co-Chair
Rep. Gregorio "Kilili" Sablan, Co-Chair
Rep. Juan Vargas
More on Economic Development and Workforce
For Immediate Release
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Clarissa Robles 956-455-4199
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Nomination of Isabel Guzman to Lead the Small Business Administration
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement on the passage of the Heroes Act:
SAN ANTONIO — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is proud to endorse the Paycheck Guarantee Act introduced by Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), which would help end mass layoffs, keep workers in their jobs and connected to their health care and other benefits, prevent employers of all sizes from being forced to close permanently, and ensure that the economy is ready to restart when the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
WASHINGTON — Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Rep. Darren Soto sent a letter to Secretary Mnuchin of the Department of the Treasury and Administrator Carranza of the Small Business Administration urging that affiliation rules not be changed to allow large private equity firms to gain access to CARES Act funding intended for small businesses. This action is in response to possible attempts by large private equity firms to find and exploit loopholes in the CARES Act and subsequent legislation.
WASHINGTON—Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro and 18 members sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Perdue, Health and Human Services Secretary Azar, and Department of Labor Secretary Scalia calling for an investigation of working conditions in meatpacking facilities during the COVID-19 crisis and emergency standards to protect meatpacking workers.
WASHINGTON— Today, the Chairs of the Congressional Tri-Caucus – which is composed of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus – issued the following joint statement in response to recent reports that large corporations, rather than small businesses, received millions and even billions of dollars in loans from major banks participating in the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
WASHINGTON—Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) is calling for improvements to the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program and additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and grants to ensure capital actually reaches main street business most in need.
WASHINGTON--Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released the following statement:
“For generations, Republican and Democratic Administration have maintained an orderly, humane asylum process that respects international law while protecting the sovereignty and security of the United States. Yet, the Trump Administration has failed miserably.