02/28/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/29/2020 03:55
LOS ANGELES - Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, was a keynote speaker at the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce's 2020 State of the Region Luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance-South Bay.
During her speech, Congresswoman Waters discussed her strong support for small businesses and acknowledged the integral role they play throughout the South Bay.
'Nothing is more important to our community's economy than thriving, successful small businesses that create jobs and provide goods and services to their neighbors,' said Congresswoman Waters. 'The people in this room are the heart of the local business community, and it is because of you that our region is thriving. That is why I am so honored to speak to you today about the many national issues that could have a profound impact on our local economy and our community.'
Congresswoman Waters also provided a comprehensive legislative update on a number of issues including, the impact of the federal budget on the South Bay; her efforts to ensure that housing is included in the House infrastructure package that will be revealed this year; and her landmark legislation, H.R. 1856, the Ending Homelessness Act, which has passed out of her Committee and will provide a comprehensive solution to the homelessness crisis impacting the South Bay and communities across the country.
'In each of these issue areas - from supporting local infrastructure investments to advocating fair international trade policies - I have made it my priority to represent the interests of our community and do everything I can to help our local businesspeople grow your businesses, support your families, create jobs, and help our community thrive. The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce should be proud of the work it has done, and I look forward to supporting your efforts as we strive to help our community grow and prosper,' said Congresswoman Waters.
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