Unemployment Rate Rises

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Unemployment rate for May rises to 7.6%, with over 11 million remaining unemployed and Hispanics still suffering the most with a disproportionate unemployment rate of 9.1% above the national average. Hispanic youth unemployment rate also remains at an alarming rate of 28.5% above the national average of 24% unemployed youth in the country.

Market-Based rates for Student loans

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 In Case You Missed It Market-Based rates for Student loans Provide More Stability Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative, released the following statement: (Washington, DC) “With many graduates coming out of college without the prospect of a job to pay for their loans, market-based rates provide the best option for struggling students. Government should not be in the business of setting student loan rates or use this issue as a bargaining chip for political gain.

Garza pide Procurador Independiente para IRS

**POR SI TE LO PERDISTES** El Director de la Iniciativa Libre, Daniel Garza, pide Procurador Independiente para investigar las maniobras del Servicio de Rentas Internas (IRS) Contacto para los medios: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 (Washington, DC) – El Director Ejecutivo de la Iniciativa LIBRE, Daniel Garza reacciona ante los medios de prensa a los recientes escándalos de la Administración Obama que han probado ser un abuso y extralimitación del gobierno en su celo por embozar voces opositoras y pide procurador independiente q

Scandals rocking the Administration must be addressed

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 The recent scandals rocking the Administration including the Benghazi cover-ups, tapping into journalist phone records, and the IRS targeting conservative groups are just the tip of the iceberg of government overreach and must be addressed to maintain the credibility of our great nation.

Amendments Key to the Success of Immigration Reform

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: (Washington, DC) – "The concern this time is repeating the same mistakes that were made in 2007 in which the amendment process was used by both sides to derail meaningful legislation that would have fixed a badly broken system. Too many poison pills will further bog down and complicate an already ambitious bill and render it too complex to approve.

Garza: “Anti-immigration efforts increase size of government”

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 (Washington, DC)- LIBRE’s Executive Director, Daniel Garza, describes the current efforts to reform our immigration system as vastly superior to the status quo in his latest opinion piece, “Anti-immigration efforts would increase the size of government”, published in The American Spectator.

The dangerous Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: (Washington, DC) – “Far from encouraging economic development and job growth, the passing of the MFA in the Senate sets a dangerous precedent that allows expansion of state government power and hinders the free flow of interstate commerce. LIBRE vehemently opposes any policies that undercut the efficiency and productivity of the free market.

Little Change in Unemployment for Hispanics

April unemployment rate, 7.5% Washington DC- The Bureau of Labor Statistics Economic Situation report for April shows little change in the national unemployment since March. According to a study from the Urban Institute, Hispanics and African-Americans were hardest hit in the recession and are unlikely to recover. "Stagnant wages, diminishing job opportunities and lost home values also threaten the next generation of Hispanics whose wealth losses have been even greater," says the study.

The Marketplace Fairness Act burdens Businesses

MEDIA CONTACT: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement: “There is little that is ‘fair’ in this bill, far from leveling the playing field, it stands to expand states’ power by giving them the authority to chase-down taxes anywhere in the country.