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On The Texas-Mexico Border, Gov. Abbott’s Disaster Declaration Rings Political

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From TPR: Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for Texas’ Southern border, citing “an ongoing and imminent threat of widespread and severe damage, loss of life, property damage, human trafficking, violent crime, and threats to public health” that he attributed to a recent rise in migration. The declaration gives the directive and the power to border security agencies to u...

U.S. Meat Supply Recovering as JBS Plants Return After Hack (1)

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Workers in several meat-processing plants set to work by hand Frozen cattle left for days could be downgraded to inedible Meat production in the U.S. is climbing back toward normal levels, with the government pressing other companies to boost output while JBS SA’s meat plants recover from last weekend’s cyberattack. JBS said late Thursday that lost production would be fully recovered by the end o...

Democrat Rep. Cuellar says Biden, Harris should visit southern border to see migrant surge

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Democrat says Biden, Harris need to come visit southern border Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar on Vice President Kamala Harris to visit the southern border as it faces a migrant surge. Texas Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar told "America’s Newsroom" on Thursday that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris need to visit the southern border amid the migrant surge. HENRY ...

Democrats and Republicans tell Biden from the border: 'Solve this problem before it gets worse'

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HIDALGO, Texas — Democrats and Republicans from southern border states called on the Biden administration to adapt their proposals for quickly handling asylum claims and preventing migrants from being released into the U.S. interior as the migration crisis continues to worsen. The bicameral group of lawmakers, Sens. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, and Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, as well ...

Bipartisan congressional group tours Texas-Mexico border in McAllen

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MCALLEN, Texas — A group of Republicans and Democrats stopped by the Texas-Mexico border Wednesday as part of a bipartisan effort to address a recent influx of people crossing the border. U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) were part of the delegation in McAllen, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley. Th...

Texas lawmakers tour Texas-Mexico border in Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday

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MCALLEN, Texas – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales toured the Texas-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday to get an update on the migrant surge in the region. The congressional delegation from Texas was joined by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. The lawmakers toured the U.S. Border Patrol’s Donna Temporary Processing Center, the Dept. of Health...

Delegación bipartidista propone soluciones a la situación en la frontera con proyecto de ley

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MCALLEN, Texas - Los senadores John Cornyn (R-TX) y Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) y los representantes Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) y Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23) visitaron la frontera del Valle del Río Grande este miércoles. La delegación presentó el proyecto de ley titulado "Ley Bipartidista de Soluciones Fronterizas", a lo que la oficina del senador Cornyn catalogó como "la única legislación fronteriza bipartidi...

Laredo lures Mexican tourists with opportunity to fly in for COVID-19 vaccines

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HIDALGO, Texas (Border Report) — As a way to boost the local economy while border travel restrictions remain, the South Texas border city of Laredo is soliciting Mexican nationals to fly in for COVID-19 vaccinations, and then hoping they’ll stay awhile to shop and explore. During a visit with a congressional delegation to the Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Democrat whos...

Millions in federal funding could boost west San Antonio

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President Joe Biden has allocated more than $2.3 million in his proposed budget to help fund San Antonio’s Westside Creeks Ecosystem Restoration Project. Backers of the infrastructure project said it will mitigate flooding, improve water quality, facilitate more recreational spaces and spark economic development. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, whose congressional district includes parts of San...

Podcast: Cornyn, Sinema, Cuellar, Gonzales to visit RGV in support of new border security bill

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MCALLEN, Texas – In May, four legislators introduced bipartisan and bicameral border legislation called the Bipartisan Border Solutions Act. The four legislators were U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat from Arizona, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat from Laredo, and U.S. Representative Tony Gonzales, a Republican from San Antonio....