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Romney To Outline What He Would Do As President During LA Visit

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(CNS) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will address the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's 33rd annual national convention today in downtown Los Angeles, hours after his campaign releases a new television commercial promoting his plan to boost the economy.

The convention "provides an important forum for Governor Romney to address key economic issues that directly impact the country's three million Hispanic-owned businesses,'' said Nina Vaca, the chamber's chairman of the board.

Romney's attendance "demonstrates the important role that Hispanic business plays in our national political conversation,'' said Javier Palomarez, the chamber's president and CEO. The chamber invites the Democratic and Republican nominees for each presidential campaign to address its national convention. President Barack Obama will not be addressing the four-day convention, which concludes Tuesday. He is scheduled to speak today at campaign events in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

The chamber, the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers in the United States and Puerto Rico, bills itself as actively promoting the economic growth and development of Latino entrepreneurs.

In a new 30-second commercial, Romney calls for trade policies that "crack down on cheaters like China'' and for  opening new markets, balancing the budget, cutting the deficit, reducing spending, and having "tax policies, regulations and health care policies that help small business.''

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced today that the U.S. has requested dispute settlement consultations with China at the World Trade Organization concerning China's auto and auto parts "export base'' subsidy program, which he says appears to provide export subsidies prohibited under WTO rules.

Romney called the request for dispute settlement consultations "too little, too late for American businesses and middle class families.'' "President Obama's credibility on this issue has long since vanished,'' Romney said.

"I will not wait until the last months of my presidency to stand up to China, or do so only when votes are at stake. From day one, I will pursue a comprehensive strategy to confront China's unfair trade practices and ensure a level playing field where our businesses can compete and win.''

The Obama campaign today released a nearly two-minute Internet video mocking Romney's efforts to win support from Latinos, calling it one of his "most implausible makeovers yet.'' The video shows Romney's claiming during a Republican primary debatethat illegal immigrants would voluntarily leave the United States - self- deport - after being unable to find jobs.

It also shows Romney's pledges to repeal the health care legislation popularly known as Obamacare and veto the DREAM Act, which would give conditional permanent residence to illegal immigrants who arrived in the country as minors and met other requirements.

Romney is scheduled to attend a late-afternoon campaign fundraiser today at the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.

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