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  • Cuellar Meets with Colombian, Mexican Presidents to Combat Illegal Drug Trade
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security , Mexico

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) met with Colombian and Mexican officials last week to discuss joint efforts to combat the spread of illegal narcotics. Congressman Cuellar traveled with Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY05) and other Members of the Appropriations Committee. The United States, Mexico, and Colombia have a partnership to assist in training security forces to eradicate drug crops, disrupt supply chains, and seize shipments. As part of this partnership, the U.S. ass... Read more

  • La Reforma Energética Mexicana: Una Bendición para Ámerica del Norte
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mexico

    El descubrimiento del petróleo de esquisto bituminoso en Texas ha sido una bendición para la economía de nuestro estado y nuestra región, resultando en la creación de miles de puestos de trabajo y mil millones de dólares en ganancias adicionales. Por ejemplo, en el año 2012, la formación geológica de Eagle Ford en el sur de Texas genero más de $61 mil millones de dólares para la región, más de 116,000 puestos de trabajo, y más de $3.1 mil millones de dólares en salarios. El mes pasado, yo viajé ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Congressman Cuellar Op-Ed "Mexican energy reform helps North America"
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mexico

    The discovery of shale oil in Texas has been a boon for the economy of our state, creating thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. In 2012 alone, the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas created over $61 billion in economic impact across a 20-county region, supported over 116,000 full-time jobs and generated $3.1 billion in salaries. I traveled to Mexico City last month and met with Mexican Congressman Marco Gonzalez, who set up meetings for me with Mexican members of Congress and the administrati... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Travels to Mexico, Meets with President Peña Nieto
    Posted in Press Release on November 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Mexico

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) traveled to Mexico City for meetings with members of the Mexican administration, including President Enrique Peña-Nieto, the Ambassador of the United States to Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne, officials from Pemex, and various Mexican Members of Congress. In those meetings, he discussed various items, including the proposal for a high speed rail from San Antonio to Laredo to Monterrey and the Transboundary Agreement between the United States and Mexico. Congressman C... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Boosts Support for Mexico in State and Foreign Assistance Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on July 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Mexico

    The House Appropriations Committee favorably reported out the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations bill. This legislation sets funding levels for the State Department and foreign assistance programs for the United States government. “The relationship we have with Mexico is one of our strongest on the international stage. As our third largest trading partner, over $500 billion in goods and services crossed the U.S.-Mexico border this past ... Read more

  • Congressman Henry Cuellar releases statement on U.S.-Mexico Hydrocarbon Agreement
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence , Mexico

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) released the following statement regarding the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act: Click to watch Congressman Cuellar’s remarks on the House Floor on 06-25-13 “This bill would allow oil and natural gas production on 1.5 million acres that were previously off-limits because of border issues. It’s been over three years since President Obama and then-President Calderon agreed on the need to finalize a binational agreement such as this, which no... Read more

  • U.S. should recognize Mexico's economic value
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Mexico

    I met Enrique Peña Nieto in May 2011, during his introduction visit to Washington, D.C. Then governor of the state of Mexico, Peña Nieto was a rising star in Mexican politics and clearly had a bright future ahead of him. The following two years, after multiple trips between Mexico and Washington, including stops to places such as Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, and an invitation to his presidential campaign debate, I was able to witness Peña Nieto's energy, results-driven thinking and commitment ... Read more