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  • KGNS VIDEO: Decline in used car sales
    Posted in In The News on March 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Tax Relief

    Decline in used car sales (link below) Buying cars in the U.S. and importing them to Mexico has become less common and in doing so, affecting the economy along the border. Prior to NAFTA, Mexico did not allow car imports. Through the agreement, certain cars have been eligible for import. However, Mexico could charge an import duty for cars that do not meet certain requirements. It's that tax that has increased and drastically decreased U.S. imports. A couple of years ago, Royal had Mexican custo... Read more

  • REASON: EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing: New at Reason
    Posted in In The News on March 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    EPA Putting Red Light on Amateur Car Racing: New at Reason Reason Staff|Mar. 20, 2016 10:00 am The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has moved to regulate emissions on non-road racing vehicles, used in amateur car racing. Kenric Ward reports: EPA officials said they are "clarifying" emissions law, yet the Clean Air Act has long exempted non-road vehicles used in competition. The agency has not made a similar move against NASCAR or other professional race circuits. "The EPA cannot assume powe... Read more

  • FOX NEWS: EPA crashes amateur car races with buried regulation
    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    EPA crashes amateur car races with buried regulation By Kenric Ward Published March 16, 2016 watchdog.org A “power grab” by the Environmental Protection Agency threatens to crash America’s amateur car-racing industry without putting so much as a dent in climate change, warns the chairman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee. The EPA’s move to regulate emissions on non-road racing vehicles contradicted agency administrator Gina McCarthy’s earlier testimony that the EPA did not hav... Read more

  • ROAD AND TRACK: Congressmen Work to Block EPA Proposal on Race-Modified Street Cars
    Posted in In The News on March 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Energy Independence

    Congressmen Work to Block EPA Proposal on Race-Modified Street Cars Five members of Congress have introduced a bill to exempt full-time race cars from the EPA's street car regulations. Five members of Congress have introduced a bill to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating former street cars that have been modified for full-time racing duty. The bill comes in response to a move by the EPA to clarify its authority over modified racing vehicles that was brought to light ea... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Attends Ribbon-Cutting for New Phase of Chacon Creek Hike & Bike Trail
    Posted in Press Release on February 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced the opening of the second phase out of three of the Chacon Creek Hike and Bike trail system, which he made possible through a $3.3 million earmark in 2005. Joining him were Mayor Pete Saenz, City Manager Jesus Olivares, City of Laredo Council Members, City of Laredo Environmental Services Department and the Texas Department of Transportation. The second phase connects the Haynes Recreation Center to State Highway 359, contributing to an ever-gr... Read more

  • EL PERIODICO U.S.A.: Se fortalece alianza entre Estados Unidos y México
    Posted in In The News on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Se fortalece alianza entre Estados Unidos y México Anuncia el congresista Henry Cuéllar, a través del Proyecto de Ley Ómnibus 2/9/2016, 3:43 p.m. El congresista Henry Cuéllar anunció una serie de pasos que fortalecen la alianza entre Estados Unidos y México. | McAllen.- El congresista Henry Cuéllar anunció una serie de pasos que fortalecen la alianza entre Estados Unidos y México a través de la recién aprobada ley de asignaciones denominada “ómnibus”. El proyecto de ley ómnibus fue aprobado por ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Directs Federal Agencies to Better Cultivate Relationships with Hispanic Serving Institutions
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education, Agriculture

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced a key step forward in strengthening the relationship between federal agencies and institutions of higher education that primarily serve Hispanics. These colleges and universities, known as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), are degree-granting institutions with full-time enrollments that are at least 25 percent Hispanic. The following HSIs can be found in the congressman’s district or the immediately surrounding areas: • Baptist University o... Read more

  • SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Congressman: San Antonio will need airlines’ help to land nonstop flights to DC
    Posted in In The News on January 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Congressman: San Antonio will need airlines’ help to land nonstop flights to DC SCOTT BAILEY Politics have prevented travelers from flying nonstop between San Antonio International Airport and Reagan National Airport near Washington, DC. But it’s going to take more than political wrangling to lift that long-standing restriction, according to U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas. The Alamo City is going to need some well-placed allies, according to Cuellar: “We will need the help of the airlines." Th... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Llegarán fondos para carreteras
    Posted in In The News on January 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Appropriations

    Llegarán fondos para carreteras Bajo ley del Congreso de Estados Unidos, la ciudad y Webb podrán realizar distintas obras; incluyen a Laredo como corredor comercial interestatal Bajo una nueva ley del Congreso de Estados Unidos, Laredo y el condado de Webb son elegibles para conseguir casi 100 millones de dólares en fondos para obras y mejoras en carreteras. “Estamos muy satisfechos por la aprobación de esta ley que nos permitirá aplicar para fondos que mejoren la infraestructura carretera de la... Read more

  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: Roads and Highway Improvements Set
    Posted in In The News on January 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Appropriations

    Roads and highway improvements set Kendra Ablaza Parts of Mines Road, Texas State Highway Loop 20, U.S. Route 83, Interstate highways 35 and 59 in Laredo and Webb County will soon be getting improvements worth nearly $100 million in federal funds. The funding will be provided by a recently-passed transportation bill called Fixing America’s Surface Transportation, or FAST, Act, U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar and Bill Shuster announced Wednesday during a news conference at the World Trade Bridge. Accord... Read more