Trade and Economy

Rep. Cuellar and Diputado Delgado Hosts Meeting with the US-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG)

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Diputado Mario Martín Delgado Carrillo, Co-Chairs of the US-Mexico Interparliamentary Group (IPG), hosted a virtual meeting to discuss the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA) and ways to improve upon the current relationship between the U.S. and Mexico governments. The U.S.-Mexico IPG has been held regularly since 1961 to bring to... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar’s Statement on the Extension of Non-Essential Travel Restrictions Across the US-Mexico Border

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) issued the following statement regarding the extension of non-essential travel restrictions between the US-Mexico-Canada borders: “The coronavirus still remains a threat to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. However, we can safely open up by taking the necessary precautions such as taking temperature checks, making sure each person is wearing a mas... Read more »

Reps. Cuellar, Arrington Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Ports-to-Plain Highway

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Laredo, TX—Congressmen Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after introducing The Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2020. This legislation will be a critical step in highway expansion that is projected to increase Texas GDP $55.6 billion in the first 20 years: “As the representative for the country’s busiest port of entry, I understand the importance of f... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Applauds Senate Passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

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Laredo, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) applauds the Senate passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, bipartisan legislation delivering further relief for Texas small businesses. Congressman Cuellar co-sponsored and helped pass this critical legislation in the House to help alleviate the financial burden facing small business owners across the country. The bill will now he... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure Additional Resources for Texas Small Businesses, Votes to Pass Key Fixes to Paycheck Protection Program

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass a critical, bipartisan legislation to deliver further relief for Texas small businesses. Congressman Cuellar co-sponsored and helped pass H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which will makes necessary fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). These changes to PPP will alleviate the financial bur... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Votes Against PRO Act Citing Need to Protect Local Jobs, Small Businesses, Right to Work

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Washington, D.C.—Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted against H.R. 2474, the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act”. The PRO Act provides a one-size fits all approach that will stifle innovation, take power from workers to union bosses, and further inserts the federal government into the private sector. “Throughout my entire career, I have been a champion for the working men and women of ... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Applauds the Signing of the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement

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Washington D.C. – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) released the following statement after President Trump signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law. This trade agreement is projected to raise GDP by nearly $70 billion and create upwards of 200,000 American jobs. “Over the past year, I have been working with both Democrats and Republicans to create a trade agreement that be... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Votes on Historic Trade Agreement

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) voted to pass the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives. This trade agreement is projected to raise GDP by nearly $70 billion and create upwards of 200,000 American jobs. “Over the past year, I have been working with both Democrats and Republicans to create a trade agreement that benefits our w... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Announces Bridge I and II in Laredo as Best Government Buildings in the Region

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LAREDO, TX- Engineering News-Record (ENR) recently recognized the Laredo Bridges I and II as the best government/public buildings in the Texas/Louisiana region. This was possible through the hard-work and collaboration between the General Services Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Congressman Cuellar. Congressman Cuellar secured over $117 million for the completion of the Puen... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists

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Rep. Cuellar Secures 1,200 CBP Officers, 200 New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators, and 240 Agriculture Specialists Increased staffing will facilitate trade and secure borders Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) secured an increase of 1,200 Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers, an increase of 240 agriculture specialists, and 200 new border patrol processing coordinato... Read more »