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  • RIO GRANDE GUARDIAN: Cuellar welcomes Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement
    Posted in In The News on October 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    BY: Luis Montoya LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar has welcomed the finalization of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Twelve countries are covered by the agreement, which was reached following discussions in Atlanta, Georgia. The 12 are the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. These nations encompass nearly 40 percent of the global economy. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lead to more jobs and an i... Read more

  • KGNS: Energy and Oil officials come together for roundtable discussion
    Posted in In The News on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Energy and Oil officials come together for roundtable discussion LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - U.S. and Mexican energy and oil officialscome together to build our energy markets on both sides of the border. The energy and oil roundtable took place at TAMIU. Officials signed a memorandum of understanding outlining a program of cooperation for collaborative educational programs. Those involved in the discussion exchanged views and projections on the north american energy market, as well as ways to increa... Read more

  • TAMIU: TAMIU Signs Agreements with Five Mexican Universities at U.S.-México Roundtable
    Posted in In The News on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    TAMIU Signs Agreements with Five Mexican Universities at U.S.-México Roundtable Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with five Mexican universities at a binational energy roundtable that drew energy industry experts to its campus today. The roundtable, held by Congressman Henry Cuellar, was the first event of its kind in Laredo as it brought together public and private sector officials from the United States in México to strengthen binational coo... Read more

  • EL MANANA: Exhibirán caballos para ser adoptados
    Posted in In The News on September 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Exhibirán caballos para ser adoptados El Buró Federal de Manejo de Tierras (BLM) realizará un evento especial de dos días en Laredo para que la comunidad pueda adoptar caballos y burros. Serán exhibidos en las instalaciones de LIDE Downs LAREDO, TX.- El congresista federal Henry Cuellar dijo también que la exhibición de equinos y burros se llevará a cabo los días 25 y 26 de septiembre y se trata de docenas animales adultos que un día estuvieron libres en tierras del oeste de Estados Unidos. Refi... Read more

  • THE MARITIME EXECUTIVE: U.S. Legislation for Crude Exports Approved
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Appropriations, Agriculture

    U.S. Legislation for Crude Exports Approved The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee approved bipartisan legislation on Thursday that will promote U.S. energy leadership by lifting a 1970s-era ban on crude exports. Chairman Emeritus Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced the legislation which is expected to be considered by the full house later this month. “The ban on exporting crude oil imposes an estimated $200-$600 billion cost to the U.S. economy, discourages cru... Read more

  • YOUR HOUSTON NEWS: Oil exports bill gets bipartisan support, passes out of Energy and Commerce Committee
    Posted in In The News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, Responsible Spending, Agriculture

    Oil exports bill gets bipartisan support, passes out of Energy and Commerce Committee The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a mark-up of H.R. 702, which would lift the nearly 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports on Thursday, Sept. 17. Only one amendment was adopted in committee, Dist. 29 U.S. Rep. Gene Green’s (D-TX) Savings Provision. The provision would grant authority to the President of the United States to halt exports in cases where it is not in our nation’s best interest or poses a... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Wild Horse and Burro Adoption in Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on September 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold a wild horse and burro adoption here on September 25 and 26. The animals to be adopted will be displayed at the Laredo International Fair and Exposition (LIFE Downs) and will consist of dozens of adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on Western public lands. BLM occasionally removes excess animals from public lands and puts them up for adoption in order to maintain a h... Read more

  • HOUSTON CHRONICLE: House subcommittee OKs crude exports
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    House subcommittee OKs crude exports “Before permanently dismantling our nation’s ability to restrict oil exports,” Congress should address the potential impacts on consumers, refinery capacity, associated jobs and the environment, said Pallone, D-N.J. Republicans broadly supported the bill, saying exports would give the U.S. valuable political leverage around the world and would bring economic benefits to oil producers as well as American consumers who could see modest gasoline savings, as pred... Read more

  • HOUSTON CHRONICLE: House panel approves oil export legislation, more work ahead
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Independence , Agriculture

    House panel approves oil export legislation, more work ahead WASHINGTON - A House subcommittee approved legislation authorizing widespread oil exports on Thursday by sidestepping fights over opening crude trade while protecting U.S. consumers and refiners. In approving the bill by a voice vote, the Energy and Power Subcommittee kicked off a process that could lead to full House votes later this month. But the meeting revealed that oil export advocates still have much work do if they want to secu... Read more

  • MY SANANTONIO :Oil exports bill sails through House panel
    Posted in In The News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture

    Oil exports bill sails through House panel WASHINGTON — A House subcommittee swiftly approved legislation authorizing crude exports on Thursday, putting off the most divisive fights for later. The Energy and Power Subcommittee approved the bill by voice vote, the first step in a process that could get the measure before the full House this month. But first, lawmakers supporting the legislation hope to work through some thorny issues — including whether to craft safeguards for refiners who worry ... Read more