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  • FULL TEXT: Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar Letter to Amb. Lighthizer Asking for NAFTA Meeting
    Posted in Press Release on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Today, Senator John Cornyn (TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sent a letter to Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, requesting that he meet with all Members of Congress representing constituencies along the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter is attached. It reads: Dear Ambassador Lighthizer: Upon your May 18, 2017, notification to Congress of the Administration’s intent to “initia... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Exige restablecer de manera total Puente IV a CBP
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security

    El congresista Federal Henry Cuellar se reunió con altos funcionarios del Buró de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) en Washington para exigir un plan que ayude a restablecer las operaciones en el Puente del Comercio Mundial de manera completa. Cuellar cuestionó directamente a John P. Wagner, comisionado adjunto del CBP, durante una reunión del subcomité de asignaciones para seguridad nacional, del cual es miembro el Congresista Federal de Laredo. A Wagner se le pidió elaborar o preparar un p... Read more

  • THE MONITOR: RGV officials visit Washington to tell Valley’s story
    Posted in In The News on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Education

    The first Valley-wide trip to Washington happened this week in an attempt to educate those at the capital who have not been here to visit. “I see officials from Austin, D.C., they talk about the Valley in a negative light,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, said in a conference call Wednesday. The goal for the group was twofold — to “tell the Valley’s story,” using officials from across the four Valley counties to help with that education. The other part was to ask for resources that will help the ... Read more

  • HOY TAMAULIPAS: Pide congresista texano restablecer operaciones al 100% en el Comercio Mundial
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    El congresista federal texano Henry Cuellar, solicitó el restablecimiento al 100 por ciento de las actividades de comercio exterior entre los Estados Unidos y México por el Puente Internacional Comercio Mundial, afectado por una tormenta en pasado 21 de mayo. La postura de Cuellar la expresó ante el comisionado adjunto de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza John P. Wagner, durante una junta del Subcomité de Asignaciones para Seguridad Nacional en Washington, donde se elabora el plan del Departamento... Read more

  • LA VERDAD DE TAMAULIPAS: Demanda congresista texano restablecer operaciones del puente III
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    El congresista federal texano Henry Cuéllar demandó, en Washington, el restablecimiento al 100 % de las actividades de comercio exterior entre los Estados Unidos y México en el puente internacional Comercio Mundial, afectado por una tormenta en pasado 21 de mayo. La postura de Cuéllar la expresó ante comisionado adjunto de aduanas y protección fronteriza, John P. Wagner, durante una junta del subcomité de asignaciones para seguridad nacional, donde se elabora el plan del departamento de segurida... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Henry Cuellar discusses World Trade Bridge improvements
    Posted in In The News on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security

    Updates to the World Trade Bridge technology was discussed by the Homeland Security subcommittee on Tuesday morning. Congressman Henry Cuellar spoke to members about upgrading to state of the art technology and infrastructure for the bridge, since it’s currently under repairs due to the severe weather damage it sustained last month. Cuellar says this is an opportunity to make important improvements to the port while it’s getting back to full capacity. Cuellar will be meeting with CBP’s deputy ex... Read more

  • KSAT: NAFTA renegotiation deadline Monday
    Posted in In The News on June 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Monday is the final day trade stakeholders can provide input for the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation. U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer sent Congress a notification letter on May 18 explaining the administration's plans to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada. “South Texas is a world competitor for international trade,” Rep. Henry Cuellar said. “Trade is the backbone of our local economies and has allowed us to develop and have a better quality of life for our ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with Asst. U.S. Trade Representative
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Christopher Jackson and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Cameron Bishop to discuss the modernization of NAFTA and the need for America, not China, to lead the world on trade. Congressman Cuellar has already been working with businesses on both sides of the border, as well as the Mexican Ambassador and other government leaders, to improve NAFTA. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), hea... Read more

  • mySA: Clock ticking on NAFTA comments
    Posted in In The News on June 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    The clock is ticking down on the public comment period required for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and border trade groups and elected representatives have been entreating South Texas residents to weigh in. “They’re asking for input from us, and I have to tell you something, I’m embarrassed,” Jose Martinez, president of the San Antonio-based Free Trade Alliance, told U.S. and Mexican business owners gathered Friday morning for an update on the NAFTA renegotiation p... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Congressman Cuellar says NAFTA renegotiations similar to TPP
    Posted in In The News on June 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Cuellar says NAFTA renegotiations similar to TPP Meanwhile, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar has given an update on NAFTA. At a news conference held late last month at the Mission CEED Building to announce a $15 million grant UTRGV will receive through the Upward Bound Program, Cuellar and his staff handed out literature from the Congressional Research Service, a Washington DC based think-tank. The literature focused on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) implications for U.S. trade rel... Read more