November 15, 2012 at 17:47 PM EST
USHCC Applauds Election of Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) as New CHC Chairman

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) congratulates Congressman Rubén Hinojosa for his election as Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC). In his new role, Rep. Hinojosa will succeed Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, who is retiring at the end of this Congress.

"Rep. Hinojosa has served southern Texas admirably for over fifteen years, and he brings invaluable business experience to his role in Congress," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "As a former President and Chief Financial Officer of a family-owned business, Rep. Hinojosa has used his first hand business experience to help businesses grow. We applaud the CHC for its selection."

The USHCC is eager to work on several of Rep. Hinojosa's priority issues in the upcoming legislative session, including high-skill workforce development, innovative education policy, immigration reform, tax policy, and supporting America's job creators – small businesses.

"Through its selection of Rep. Hinojosa as Chairman, the CHC has shown its willingness to focus on small business and its understanding of the vital role Hispanic entrepreneurs will play in a full economic recovery," said Marc Rodriguez, USHCC Chairman of the Board. "We look forward to working with Rep. Hinojosa and his colleagues in the CHC."

About the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of over 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that contribute in excess of $465 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.ushcc.com.

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