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USPAACC Shares with Lawmakers the Impact of the Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP)

USPAACC CEO Susan Au Allen had meetings with the offices of House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Representative Lou Correa (D-CA), and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) this week to discuss the importance and impact of the Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP). Mrs. Allen shared how USPAACC, as a National Hub for the CNPP, leads 14 Regional Spokes nationwide that provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to Pan Asian American/AANHPI small businesses. She also highlighted the success stories and challenges some of our clients and partners faced.

USPAACC sends its thanks to the following Congressional staff for their time: Maddie Dunn, Professional Staff, Senate Appropriations Committee; Lila Englander, Legislative Assistant; and Benjamin Schiller, Legislative Assistant, Senator Murray; Robert Yavor, Professional Staff, House Appropriations; Nicholas Goranites, Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee; and Jerome Vainisi, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Granger; Ngoc Nguyen, Legislative Director, Congressman Correa; and Nita Somasundaram, Financial & Banking Legislative Assistant, Senator Feinstein.

We are grateful for the bipartisan support and interest from Congressional leaders and their staff. We look forward to working with them and other stakeholders to ensure that the CNPP continues to empower communities and create a more inclusive and equitable economy for everyone.

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