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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Statement on Nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In response to the Obama Administration's nomination of Gina McCarthy to succeed Lisa Jackson as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), the country's largest Hispanic business association, released the following statement from its President & CEO Javier Palomarez:

The USHCC believes all Americans share the national goal of keeping energy affordable for families and businesses, while still creating jobs and rebuilding U.S. manufacturing. We believe that Gina McCarthy has the experience and willingness to work with both sides of the aisle to ensure that President Obama's vision for American energy will become a reality. We look forward to working with Ms. McCarthy as EPA Administrator after a fair and seamless confirmation process.

Throughout her career of public service, Assistant Administrator McCarthy has shown that environmental responsibility can exist side by side with economic growth. She has shown a willingness to work thoughtfully with the business community in creating a balanced approach, ensuring American competitiveness while improving environmental standards. Her experience working with both Democrats and Republicans has shown that she views the creation of an energy-efficient economy as a way to open new markets for small businesses and stimulate job growth.

CONTACT: Valentina Pereda, USHCC Communications Manager 202-735-7729 vpereda@ushcc.comSource:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce