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  • 4 TRADERS: Henry Cuellar : Rep. Cuellar Invites International Trade Stakeholders to Provide Input for NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in In The News on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Henry Cuellar : Rep. Cuellar Invites International Trade Stakeholders to Provide Input for NAFTA Renegotiation Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) is notifying trade stakeholders in his district to participate in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by providing input to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert E. Lighthizer. On May 18, the Trade Representative sent Congress a notification letter explaining the Administration's plans to renegotiate NAFTA with our par... Read more

  • Response to Notification of NAFTA Renegotiation
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) responds to the notification (attached) from the Trump administration that they intend to open trade negotiations with Canada and Mexico: “Today, the administration indicated their intent to open North American trade negotiations. I am glad to see they finally agree with me that the best path forward is to update NAFTA, not dismantle it. NAFTA has been a big success for Texas and the entire United States. Trade from NAFTA supports more than 1.5 million Texas j... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Supports US-MX Relations, Trade with Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Release on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar announced that the Omnibus Appropriations Act passed by the House last week included funding and language to support international trade and relations between the United States and Mexico. For example, Congressman Cuellar supported efforts to streamline commerce at land ports of entry by directing the federal agencies involved to improve their staffing models, and encouraged early steps to explore a rail line between the U.S. and Mexico via Texas. “Mexico is an i... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar, City of Laredo Announce FAST Lane Expansion Project
    Posted in Press Release on April 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Today at the World Trade Bridge, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) joined City of Laredo leaders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, and representatives of the international trade community to announce that federal officials have approved the city’s planned $10.3 million FAST Lane Expansion Project. “This expansion will streamline international commerce through Laredo, eliminating costly bottlenecks and benefiting the local and national economy,” said Congressman Cuellar. “Laredo is... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar on NAFTA Renegotiation Letter from Administration
    Posted in Press Release on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    This week, a draft letter (attached) from the administration to Congressional leaders, announcing President Trump’s intention to renegotiate NAFTA, circulated on Capitol Hill. On the campaign trail, President Trump repeatedly claimed he would eliminate NAFTA when he took office. This marks a departure from the position. In response, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) said: “I’ve been saying all along that we should update NAFTA for the 21st century. I’m glad President Trump has backed down from... Read more

  • Rep Cuellar: Trump Cuts Webb County Infrastructure, Services
    Posted in Press Release on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care, Seniors & Medicare , Energy Independence , Appropriations, Jobs and Economy, Education

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) expressed his concern about President Trump’s budget cuts to Texas infrastructure, education, agriculture, business, and other vital programs: “The people of Texas’ 28th district will suffer if President Trump’s budget cuts are forced through Congress,” said Congressman Cuellar. For example, in Webb County alone, students at Texas A&M International, Laredo Community College, and Laredo Beauty College will lose nearly a million dollars in grants that hel... Read more

  • Bipartisan Bill to Increase North Am. Devel. Bank Funds Introduced by Texas Border Congressmen
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    Late yesterday afternoon, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the North American Development Bank Improvement and General Capital Increase Authorization Act of 2017, co-sponsored by Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Gene Green (D-TX), Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), and Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX). This legislation provides the North American Development Bank (NADB) with needed funds to invest in clean drinking water, sewag... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Meets with Mexican Officials, Business Leaders in Mexico City to Discuss U.S.-Mexico Relations
    Posted in Press Release on January 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Border & Homeland Security , Health Care

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) on Friday met with Mexican leaders, senators and businessmen in Mexico City to discuss the U.S.-Mexico relations and the importance of trade between the two countries. “During his first week on the job, President Trump has caused serious concerns for U.S.-Mexico relations with the announcement of his intent to build a giant border wall and tax all U.S. imports from Mexico,” Congressman Cuellar said. “The President’s idea of a wall is not only extremely costly ... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Pertaining to Construction of a Border Wall
    Posted in Press Release on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Jobs and Economy

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statement regarding the executive orders President Trump signed today that would attempt to begin construction of a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border: “Today, President Trump made the disappointing move of signing an executive order setting the wheels in motion for the potential construction of a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border. This is a 14th Century solution to a 21st Century problem; and a decision I cann... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Issues Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Withdraw U.S. from TPP
    Posted in Press Release on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) released the following statement regarding the executive order President Trump signed today to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership: “Today, President Trump made the disappointing move of signing an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. Last year, I traveled to TPP countries with a bipartisan delegation to discuss, in-depth, the benefits TPP provides for our countries. The TPP... Read more