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  • Cuellar Issues Statement on USTR's NAFTA Negotiating Objectives
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has issued the following statement after the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative released its objectives for negotiating NAFTA: “My colleagues from Texas and I understand the importance of NAFTA for our state. We want to work with the Administration in a bipartisan way to make sure we build upon the success of NAFTA and modernize it for the 21st Century. That’s why I met with both United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Mexico’s Secre... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: In video messages, Valley Congressmen focus on importance of trade with Mexico
    Posted in In The News on July 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Two of the three congressmen that represent the Rio Grande Valley have spoken out against rhetoric that harms cross-border commerce. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen recorded video messages for a “legislative report card luncheon” hosted by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and held at the Double Tree Suites in McAllen. While the two lawmakers covered a range of issues, much of their focus was on U.S. trade with Mexico. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar “As a ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar and Sen. Cornyn Meet with U.S. Trade Representative to Discuss NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Congressmen Will Hurd (TX-23) and Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) met with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in response to a letter from Senator Cornyn and Congressman Cuellar requesting a meeting with Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), headed by Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, handles international trade ... Read more

  • LLAMAS COMUNICACION: Dan a conocer necesidades que enfrentan en Puente III
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Funcionarios y líderes de la comunidad recibieron a dos altos oficiales del Departamento de Transporte de Estados Unidos, para exponerles la urgente necesidad de hacer mejoras en el Puente del Comercio Mundial y una conexión carretera directa y de vía rápida hasta la carretera interestatal 35. Sandi Hutchinson, jefa de consejeros de la Administración Federal de Seguridad, y Sharon Worthy, directora de relaciones externas de la misma agencia, vinieron a hacer un recorrido por las instalaciones de... Read more

  • CAPITAL MEXICO: Refuerza Tamaulipas lazos con Texas
    Posted in In The News on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Energy Independence

    En representación del gobierno de Tamaulipas, el Secretario de Desarrollo Económico, Carlos W. Talancón Ostos, participó en una conversación y análisis con autoridades estadounidenses, así como del sector privado, en Laredo, Texas, acerca de la solución para el problema de tráfico en los cruces internacionales en esa frontera. En la reunión sostenida en la Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), se discutió el proyecto de ampliación de uno de los cruces de carga pesada, para desahogar los co... Read more

  • Mexico’s Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray meets with Rep. Cuellar in Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, met with Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) today in Washington to discuss negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Congressman Cuellar has known both Secretary Videgaray and President Enrique Peña Nieto personally for many years. Congressman Cuellar also met with Mexico’s Under Secretary for North America Carlos Manuel Sada Solano, and Mexican Ambassador to the United States Gerónimo Gutiérrez, who were also in atten... Read more

  • Luis Videgaray se reúne con y el congresista Henry Cuéllar en Washington
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Jobs and Economy, Tax Relief

    El secretario de relaciones exteriores de México, Luis Vidgegary, hoy se reunió con el congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, en Washington para discutir las negociaciones del Tratado Libre de Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN, o NAFTA por sus siglas en inglés). El congresista Cuéllar y el secretario se conocen desde antes de la elección del Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto. El congresista Cuéllar también reunió con el Subsecretario para América del Norte, Carlos Manue... Read more

  • 24 HORAS: México busca mayor integración con negociación del TLCAN: SRE
    Posted in In The News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    El secretario mexicano de Relaciones Exteriores, Luis Videgaray, se reunió hoy con legisladores estadunidenses para promover la visión de que la renegociación del TLCAN debe producir una mayor integración de Norteamérica, y más comercio libre y justo. Videgaray, cuya agenda incluyó una reunión con el presidente de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Paul Ryan, así como senadores y representantes, dijo que México llega al proceso de modernización del acuerdo “de manera constructiva, bu... Read more

  • NEWS RADIO 1200 WOAI: $100 Million Upgrade Planned for Laredo World Trade Bridge
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    The World Trade Bridge in Laredo, already the biggest inland port in the western hemisphere, is in for a $100 million upgrade to smooth the movement of goods between the U.S. and Mexico, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar announced the major plan along with Laredo City Officials .“The World Trade Bridge is already the busiest land port in the western hemisphere with over $300 billion in trade generated and over 2 million trucks crossing annually,” Cuellar said. “Laredo is a po... Read more

  • GOVTECH LMT: Laredo, Texas, Officials Discuss Tech and Infrastructure Upgrades to World Trade Bridge
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    After the World Trade Bridge sustained significant damage from a rain and wind storm in May, local Customs and Border Protection (CBP) leaders got together with various elected officials to work on getting the most out of the situation: namely, $100 million in technology and infrastructure improvements. A large crew of elected officials and leaders in trade met at the World Trade Bridge on Wednesday morning to discuss the port's progress in recuperating from the storm and blueprints for its futu... Read more