Press Release

Rio Grande Valley Congressmen Welcome House Colleagues to Region

Area congressmen call South Texas needs to colleagues’ attention

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MCALLEN, Texas, January 14, 2016 | Riley Brands ((202) 226-0507) | comments
Today, Congressmen Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Filemon Vela (D-TX-34), and Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX-15) welcomed seven of their House Democratic colleagues to the Rio Grande Valley. Visiting are Brad Ashford of Nebraska, Sanford Bishop of Georgia, Jim Costa of California, Gwen Graham of Florida, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Mike Thompson of California.

“We welcome our House colleagues to South Texas today,” noted Cuellar, Hinojosa and Vela. “As representatives of the region, we are always looking to tell the story of the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. Hosting our fellow members of Congress gives us the opportunity to show them how important our region is, not just to the U.S.-Mexico border and the state of Texas, but to the nation as a whole. Energy, agriculture, and trade are extremely vital both locally and nationally. We hope that our colleagues will come away from their visit more informed and with a heightened sense of the complex dynamics of South Texas. We encourage them to join us in spreading the message that what happens here impacts the entire nation.”

Cuellar, Vela, Hinojosa, and their colleagues will be meeting with key regional stakeholders this afternoon to learn about the contributions of our workers in South Texas.
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