As National Hispanic Heritage Month begins, Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announces major investments that he secured for Georgia’s Latino communities in the FY ’23 government funding bill that will boost small businesses, bolster Georgia’s economy, and invest in resources to help support Latino families
Senator Reverend Warnock: “Georgia boasts a strong and vibrant Latino community, and it is an honor to fight in Washington alongside our Latino brothers and sisters from across the state to strengthen local opportunity and keep Georgia moving forward”
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed September 15th – October 15th
ICYMI: Senator Reverend Warnock joins the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Announce Historic Investment – WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE
ICYMI on Senator Reverend Warnock’s leadership: “The Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GHCC) announced that it will receive a $293,000 grant from the United States Congress to promote programs to support small businesses and Latino entrepreneurs in the state […] Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock was the promoter of this aid” – MORE HERE from Telemundo Atlanta
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) announced that he successfully secured major investments for Georgia’s Latino communities in the first phase of the fiscal year 2023 government funding process, and highlighted how this federal funding, once approved by the full Senate and signed into law, will help boost local small businesses, bolster Georgia’s economy, and invest in resources to help support Georgia’s Latino families. Senator Warnock celebrated the investments on the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed in the United States from September 15-October 15.
“Georgia boasts a strong and vibrant Latino community, and it is an honor to fight in Washington alongside our Latino brothers and sisters from across the state to strengthen local opportunity and keep Georgia moving forward,” said Senator Reverend Warnock.“I’m thrilled I’ve been able to secure strong investments for Georgia’s Latino communities in the annual government funding process, and that I’ve pushed policies since my first days in the Senate aimed at helping Latino Georgians navigate our changing economy, grow their businesses and access affordable health care. As a voice for our state in the Senate, I’m going to keep working hard to uplift Georgia’s Latino communities, and advocate for the issues they care about most.”
Senator Warnock announced that he secured the following investments for Georgia’s Latino community in the draft fiscal year 2023 government funding bills released by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 28:
- Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Senator Warnock successfully secured $500,000 in Congressionally-directed spending funds for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to expand the support services of its Hispanic Business Center, allowing the organization to service economically-distressed areas in rural cities, like Tifton, and coastal cities, like Savannah.
- This investment will specifically help support Georgia’s Latino-owned small businesses, and spur rural economic development.
- Ser Familia: Senator Warnock also successfully secured $492,000 in Congressionally-directed spending funds for Ser Familia, a Clayton County-based organization that operates a comprehensive and culturally proficient resource center that helps support local Latino families.
[For more information on additional federal investments for Georgia that Senator Warnock secured in the draft FY ’23 government funding bill, visit HERE.]
Since his first days in office, Senator Warnock has been a vocal advocate for Georgia’s Latino community and championed issues important to Latino Americans across the state of Georgia, including:
- Successfully pushing for an OSHA investigation following a fatal nitrogen leak at a poultry facility in Gainesville, GA that took the lives of six people, including many who were members of the local Latino community;
- Previously securing nearly $300,000 in Congressionally-directed spending funds for the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the FY ‘22 government funding bill, which has enabled the organization to provide mentorship, business training, and technical assistance for Georgia-based Hispanic/Latino-owned businesses both in Spanish and English;
- Conducting robust oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including Georgia’s ICE Stewart Detention Center; and
- Prioritizing efforts to support Latino small businesses and economic development, including meeting with local Latino economic leaders and business owners to learn more about what he can do in Washington to help them.
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