1. Home
  2. News
  3. Statements


United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Supreme Court Ruling Against Affirmative Action has implications beyond education; Ruling has repercussions for Hispanic Business

The USHCC reaffirms its support of the bipartisan legislation enacted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to rescue our American economy, including the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) strongly endorses bipartisan agreement between President Biden and Speaker McCarthy to raise the debt ceiling through 2025.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) applauds the nomination of Anna M. Gomez, by President Joe Biden to serve on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Applauds the Executive Order Signed by President Biden to Strengthen Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Across the Federal Government.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) strongly urges the support of Dr. Adriana Kugler's nomination as the first Latina board member of the Federal Reserve Bank.

“Hispanic-owned businesses across the country are getting stronger thanks to the generational bipartisan investments made in the past two years. These include the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the American Rescue Plan, and the Inflation Reduction Act. To support the five million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce urges President Biden and the new Congress to continue to make bipartisan progress to support broad-based economic growth.”

Every day, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce works to advance the interests of the more than 5 million Hispanic owned businesses through congressional advocacy.

When advocating for the 63.5 million Latinos living in the United States, the Chamber simultaneously partners with organizations and programs that provide solutions to other other needs of the Hispanic community.

For many years now, the USHCC has supported the efforts made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to safeguard the health of underserved communities. Programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) are essential for our Hispanic communities across the country.

Every month, WIC serves about 6.2 million participants including an estimated 43 percent of all infants in the United States. More than 40% of participants are Hispanic/Latino, making it a key tool for the advancement of health equity across the country.

WIC’s targeted nutrition intervention has proven to be one of the most effective tools to build nutrition security, especially for minority communities. Available in all 50 states, WIC makes it possible for millions of families to buy healthier food and strengthens efforts to reduce nutrition disparities.

In order to evolve the reach of this program, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Department of Agriculture (USDA) are proposing to revise the WIC food packages to align them with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and reflect recommendations made by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) in its 2017 report, “Review of WIC Food Packages: Improving Balance and Choice,” while promoting nutrition security and equity and taking into account program administration considerations. The USHCC encourages all relevant parties to submit comments on the proposed update. This public comment period is open until February 21, 2023.

View Press Releases