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  • 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

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar: Investment of $100 million will transform port into World Trade Bridge 2.0
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Considered the busiest land port in the United States, the World Trade Bridge is to undergo a major transformation. A $100 million plan will cover areas such as the Federal Inspection Station, a specific lane for FAST trucks, and expansion from eight lanes to 16 lanes. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, met with local, state, federal and international stakeholders at the World Trade Bridge, and also addressed the media during a press conference, Wednesday morning. Cuellar said that with a bett... Read more

  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Inversión de 100 millones de dólares transformará puerto en Puente del Comercio Mundial 2.0
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Considerado el puerto terrestre más ocupado en los Estados Unidos, el Puente del Comercio Mundial será transformado con la implementación de un plan de 100 millones de dólares en áreas tales como la Estación de Inspección Federal, un carril específico para camiones FAST, y la expansión de ocho a 16 carriles. El Congresista Henry Cuellar (TX-28) se reunió con accionistas en el Puente del Comercio Mundial, y también dio los detalles a representantes de la prensa durante una conferencia, el miércol... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Preparan el puente más moderno de EU
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Con una inversión estimada de 100 millones de dólares, las autoridades de Laredo esperan hacer del Puente del Comercio Mundial el más moderno de Estados Unidos con tecnología de punta para las inspecciones de carga. El congresista federal Henry Cuellar convocó ayer a una junta especial donde participaron funcionarios federales, estatales, locales y del gobierno de México, para dar a conocer el ambicioso plan de mejoras en el Puente del Comercio Mundial, que fue afectado hace 42 días por una torm... Read more

  • NOTICIAS FORTE: Realiza hoy EU Mesa Redonda en Puente III
    Posted in In The News on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Los Congresistas de Estados Unidos analizarán los avances en la rehabilitación de las instalaciones afectadas por una tormenta. Este miércoles se realizará en instalaciones del puente internacional Comercio Mundial una Mesa Redonda donde se analizarán los avances en la rehabilitación de las instalaciones aduaneras afectadas el pasado 21 de mayo por una tormenta. El evento lo encabezará el Congresista Federal texano Henry Cuellar. Entre otros temas se analizarán los avances en la reconstrucción d... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross Discuss NAFTA
    Posted in Press Release on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Yesterday, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) met with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to discuss NAFTA renegotiation, along with Representatives McSally, Pearce, and Hurd. The purpose of the meeting was for the Secretary to hear from members of Congress who represent districts on the U.S.-Mexico border. Congressman Cuellar said, “I talked with Secretary Ross about the issues that matter most to my constituents, including infrastructure at the border, the North American Development Bank (NADBan... Read more

  • KGNS VIDEO: Congressman Cuellar holds meeting to discuss NAFTA renegotiation
    Posted in In The News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Representative Henry Cuellar is looking to get some input from area experts when it comes to the renegotiation of NAFTA. Cuellar held a public hearing on Tuesday where international trade stakeholders were encouraged to attend. This comes as the Trump administration announced that one of its priorities is to shift away from the North American Free Trade Agreement. To Cuellar, this is a subject of great importance, he sees trade as the backbone of local economies such as Laredo, and says it has a... Read more

  • 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