WASHINGTON, June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition (TLC), one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, issued the following statement today regarding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA):
"The Latino Coalition applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for approving Trade Promotion Authority," said Hector Barreto, The Latino Coalition's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. "Economic development in the future is contingent on successfully positioning America as the economic leader that creates jobs, increases exports and competes in a highly globalized economy. TPA paves the way for America to take full advantage of dramatically expanding markets overseas that will bolster the nation's economic future. Trade Promotion Authority is a critical step to ensuring the United States remains a leader in the global market place and contributes to our increased competitiveness. The Latino Coalition urges the Senate to vote swift passage of TPA. This vote will contribute to the U.S. economy achieving positive, economic growth for U.S. businesses and facilitate new jobs that will enhance the nation's overall economy."
ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies solutions relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address and engage on key issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to create and promote initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance and empower overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit www.thelatinocoalition.com.
SOURCE The Latino Coalition