San Antonio Takes on Washington

A record-setting number of San Antonians traveled to Washington, DC last week for the 41st annual SA to DC advocacy trip. The delegation, which was made up of more than 175 business and community leaders, was led by Juan Antonio Flores, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for Port San Antonio, and Kathy Garcia, Vice President of Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs & Public Policy for CPS Energy.

With a focus on San Antonio’s spirit of innovation, morning programs were filled with discussions on infrastructure, trade, immigration, healthcare, cybersecurity, and other priority issues for the country and San Antonio. House leaders addressed the attendees, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

The attendees advocated for federal legislative priorities developed by Chamber members, which twelve issue teams advocated for during the more than 100 meetings over three days with Government and private industry.

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will develop a report that we will present to our board of directors and participants in the coming weeks. Our work has only just begun for the year, so we ask you to remain engaged through participation in the Chamber and our committees and councils. For more information on the federal legislative agenda, contact Stephanie Reyes, Vice President of Public Policy, at or 210-229-2162. To learn more about SA to DC, contact Belinda Garza Hartwig, Vice President of Economic Development, at or 210-229-2199.

Thank you to our 2019 partner organizations: the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the San Antonio Mobility Coalition, the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

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