SOURCE: United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

March 17, 2016 07:00 ET

USHCC Statement on Supreme Court Nomination

The Following Is a Statement From USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez:

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - March 17, 2016) - The USHCC strongly supports the nomination of Merrick Garland for the United States Supreme Court.

 As the highest court in the nation, the Supreme Court should be above politics. It stands to reason that the confirmation of one of its justices should also be free from political games.

 Although Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee have announced their intention of opposing Garland's confirmation, the USHCC urges them to reconsider their stance. Any President has the constitutional right to appoint a Supreme Court justice during the remainder of his presidency. This seat should not and cannot be left vacant until the next Presidential Administration.

 Pending Supreme Court cases addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as immigration, public education and healthcare, will be heard in the near future. The Senate must stand on the right side of history, fulfill its legislative duties, and confirm a Supreme Court justice without drama or delay. 

 As the Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Garland is a devoted public servant with a track record of success. He is a strong, bipartisan choice for the Supreme Court.

 Throughout his career, Garland has long been considered a persuasive centrist voice on some of issues most important to the American small business community, including national security and the environment. The son of small business owners, he understands the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurialism. The USHCC looks forward to his swift confirmation in the upcoming weeks.

 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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