Thursday, January 29, 2015

SA to DC Delegation Departs Next Week

During an unpredictable political climate and challenging economic times, it is imperative that communities make their voices heard in Washington, D.C. Your Chamber recognizes that community participation in SA to DC is critical to ensuring that national leaders understand San Antonio’s priorities and issues. In order to achieve this, your Chamber and over 130 business leaders from San Antonio will travel to our nation’s capital next week to advocate for the regional needs of our community.

For 37 years, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has led a delegation of business leaders from San Antonio to Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators, administration officials and agencies to discuss key actions that will benefit our local community.

This federal legislative trip looks to provide representatives with fiery resolutions to key economic issues to the San Antonio business community that Chamber Chairman Henry Cisneros, Chairman & CEO of CityView, has stated as imperative to growing our local economy. Last week, your Chamber’s board of directors unanimously approved the 2015 federal agenda which includes our top priorities in economic development, education, infrastructure, cybersecurity, health care, military affairs and more. After months of listening to the needs of our membership and the business community, your Chamber’s board feels that the federal legislative priorities wholly address the concerns of San Antonio.

The meetings and encounters our delegation will be participating in will include meetings with Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn; an address by HUD Secretary Juli├ín Castro; and a pentagon briefing with General James K. McLaughlin, Deputy Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCC); to name a few. The delegation will also be meeting with many more leaders in Washington, including our regional Congressional representatives who will be reviewing the white papers created by our issue team committees.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Danny Chavez. For flight information or trip logistics please contact Allegra Zwaan. You can also visit the SA to DC blog for regular updates and to watch presentations at http://satodc.blogspot.com/.
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