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.

Members:
Rep. Pete Aguilar, Co-Chair
Rep. Gregorio "Kilili" Sablan, Co-Chair
Rep. Juan Vargas

More on Economic Development and Workforce

Jun 9, 2022 Press Release
For Immediate Release
Mar 10, 2022 Press Release
For Immediate Release
Jun 10, 2021 Press Release

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Contact: Alma Acosta, alma.acosta@mail.house.gov

Washington, D.C. —Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to discuss job creation and investments in communities, businesses, and workers across the U.S, especially within the Hispanic community. Following the meeting, CHC Chairman Dr. Raul Ruiz released the statement below:

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to discuss strengthening the rights and working conditions of workers, including OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards, the status of American Rescue Plan provisions—such as COBRA unemployment benefits—and the importance of having robust Latino representation across the Department of Labor’s workforce. The meeting was chaired by Congressional Labor Caucus Co-Chair and CHC Member Linda Sánchez. Following the meeting, Rep.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) met with Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to discuss the American Jobs Plan and equity in transportation. Following the meeting, CHC Chairman Dr. Raul Ruiz released the statement below:

Apr 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led by Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), and the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), led by Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), released a new report that explores why immigrants are vital to the U.S. economy—both now (i.e. economic recovery) and in the future (i.e. economic growth)—despite being among the hardest hit by the health and economic effects of the coronavirus.

Mar 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed Isabel Guzman as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Guzman will be the first Latina to serve in President Biden’s cabinet. Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chairman Raul Ruiz, M.D. (CA-36) released the following statement in reaction to her confirmation: