SOURCE: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

March 10, 2016 10:29 ET

USHCC Statement on Call for Senate Vote on U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - March 10, 2016) - The following is a statement from United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Javier Palomarez:

We commend Senator Bob Menendez for calling on the Senate to vote on Roberta Jacobson's confirmation as the next U.S. Ambassador to Mexico.

Although Menendez has declared his intention to remain on the wrong side of history by voting against Jacobson's confirmation, his call for a full Senate vote demonstrates his willingness to stop playing political games and put good policy ahead of politics. We urge Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to follow suit in the best interests of the American people.

Less than a week ago, the USHCC held a press conference at the Capitol with a bipartisan coalition of Senators to advocate for Jacobson's confirmation. We wish to thank Senators Udall, Flake, Heinrich, and Klobuchar for standing alongside us as we drew attention to the importance of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Mexico.

As our third largest trading partner, Mexico accounts for more than $500 billion in bilateral trade. It is also the home of one million American citizens who depend on the American government to maintain strong ties with Mexico. We must confirm Roberta Jacobson as our top diplomat in Mexico or risk weakening our economy as well as our national security.

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $661 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 www.ushcc.com.

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