The Latino Coalition 2017 Policy Summit “Making Small Business Great Again”- Washington, DC, March 9, 2017


Policy Summit; Making Small Business Great Again (March 9, 2017)


7:30 am – 8:15 am

Breakfast & Registration



Salon IV


8:15 am – 9:00 am

Opening Session

Welcoming Remarks:

Hector Barreto, Chairman, The Latino Coalition

·        Jenny Korn, Deputy Director of White House Office of Public Liaison

·        Cynthia Williams, General Counsel, 1 800 contacts


Salon IV


9:00 am – 9:45 am

It’s Not What You Make; It’s What you Get to Keep

Strategies for Navigating the Current Regulatory Environment


An in-depth discussion about the current regulatory landscape, including how new, proposed and rolled-back regulations could impact your business.

Moderator-  Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

·        David Burton, Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation

·        Adolfo Franco, Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer and Counsel, Direct Selling Association (DSA)

·        Suzanne Beall, esq., Assistant Vice President Government Relations & Public Policy, International Franchise Association


Salon IV


10:00 am – 10:20 am

Keynote Address –

·        The Honorable Linda McMahon SBA Administrator


Salon IV


10:25 am – 11:10 am

Repealing and Replacing The Affordable Care Act: Implications for Small Business and the Latino Community


Premium and deductible increases have hit the small-business community the hardest, but some aspects of the ACA still have support from most Americans. This panel will discuss the very latest, most relevant information about repeal-and-replace action in Washington.


Moderator: Joel White, President, Council for Affordable Health Coverage

·        Kevin Kuhlman, Director  Government Relations, National Federation of Independent Business

·        Ed Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation

·        Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors


Salon IV


11:15 am – 12:00 pm

The Future of American Education: Solutions for the Latino Community


Every parent wants their child to have the best education possible, but fierce debate about public education reform is a reality at the local, state and federal levels. This panel of thought leaders will cover the both the policy and politics of education in the America of today and tomorrow.


Moderator:  Daniel Garza, President, The Libre Institute

·        Matt Ladner, Senior Research Fellow, Charles Koch Institute

·        Zeus Rodriguez, President and CEO Rodriguez Corp. LLC & Education Matters – Latino

·        Israel Ortega,  Senior Writer, Opportunity Lives


Salon IV


12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon- Making Small Business Great Again


Ø  Keynote Speaker

o   The Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of The United States of America


Ø  The Honorable Sean D. Reyes, Attorney General, State of Utah

Ø  Dan Bryant, Senior Vice President Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart  

Ø  Stephen J. Ubl, President and CEO, PhRMA


Salon II, III


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Roundtable Policy Briefing –

Will Washington, D.C. Help America to Be Great Again?

What the Changes in the Washington Mean for Your Business


“Business as usual” in Washington has changed, perhaps forever. In this roundtable we will examine the current legislative proposals that may become law this year, and what impact they may have on business growth and job creation. Meet Key Leaders from Congress and Senior Policy Staff who will highlight the most current efforts.


Co-host- Senate Republican Task Force on Hispanic Affairs


Opening Remarks: Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)


Dirksen Senate 106


5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Closing Reception


To Our Health!

A Toast to the Health and Growth of Your Business


We are pleased to have members of Congress to close out this year’s TLC Policy summit. They will offer their diagnosis of the condition of the country and their prescriptions for economic growth and job creation.


  • Congressman Peter Roskam

·        Congressman Carlos Curbelo

·        Congressman Brett Guthrie

·        Congressman Richard Hudson



Capitol Hill Club

300 First St. S.E.

Washington D.C.



JW Marriott- DC
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


Please make reservation before February 17th for a discounted rate!