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U.S. Secretary of Labor to Address Hispanic Business Community

U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta will address representatives of the Hispanic business community at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Legislative Summit. Secretary Acosta will offer remarks at the Legislative Summit Gala on April 26. His keynote speech caps off three days of policy discussions with the top leaders of the U.S. government. Notable speakers throughout the event include Senators Cornyn, Booker, Flake and Cortez Masto as well as Representatives Ros-Lehtinen, O’Rourke, Hurd, Velaquez and more—who will meet directly Hispanic owned small business, local chambers and entrepreneurs.

“We are honored that Secretary Acosta will be joining us at this year’s Legislative Summit. In the spirit of bipartisanship, we are looking forward to starting a dialogue with members of the current administration as well as those in Congress who are creating legislation that directly affects the business community,” said Fernand Fernandez, USHCC Interim President & CEO. “Secretary Acosta brings an exciting perspective to this year’s event. His role is critical to workforce development and economic growth, and we look forward to hearing his plans for prosperity and positive change.”

Secretary Acosta’s speech will be part of the Legislative Summit Gala which begins at 7:30 PM EST. The event will also feature Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the first Latina U.S. Senator, who will be presenting Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), the first Latina Member of Congress, with the 2018 USHCC Lifetime Achievement Award. A list of confirmed speakers for the full summit can be found here, and the complete summit agenda can be found here.

WHO: U.S. Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

WHAT: 2018 USHCC Legislative Summit Gala

WHERE: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium – 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20240

WHEN: April 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM EST

MEDIA: Event is open to the media. Members of the media can register here

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.


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