October 19th, 2022
I recently visited the Port of Corpus Christi to discuss energy security and the expansion of the liquified natural gas (LNG) industry in Texas. My visit included tours of the Cheniere LNG facility, the Port of Corpus...
February 21st, 2022
This administration must take immediate action and stand up for the agricultural producers that feed and clothe our nation. It’s time to put the United States first and stand up to our adversaries.
October 20th, 2021
Proper implementation of the USMCA is a top priority and the U.S. must engage at all levels of government to ensure that the American people can reap the full benefits from this important trade agreement.
February 11th, 2020
Over a quarter century ago, NAFTA was signed in my hometown of San Antonio and one of the key provisions was establishing the North American Development Bank (NADBank). NADBank’s mission was to push environmental policy in...
January 16th, 2020
This is a top priority for my constituents, who are farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, as well as consumers, whose daily lives are impacted by trade with our neighbors to the north and south, and we'll soon be able to market...
December 31st, 2019
The U.S. House has done its job: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has been passed and is on its way to the U.S. Senate. Those of us who live and work in South and West Texas know well that the United States and...
December 13th, 2019
I released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it reached a Phase One trade agreement with China on tariff rate reductions, suspension of new tariffs, intellectual property, financial services,...
August 30th, 2019
It used to be that political disagreements stop at our shore. However, the nasty political climate has the Democrats so hysterically anti-Trump that they seem to be rooting for China!
July 8th, 2019
I authored the following op-ed in the McAllen Monitor explaining my bipartisan legislation to address the current border crisis while preserving our strong relationship with Mexico.
June 4th, 2019
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border.
March 14th, 2022
I issued the following statement after President Biden requested that Congress vote to suspend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia.
January 6th, 2022
This is the first dispute settlement panel proceeding under USMCA.
July 1st, 2020
America’s economy will only grow stronger now that USMCA goes into effect this week. This trade deal will help Texas farmers, small businesses and manufacturers. The promise of increased free trade in our region will help us...
February 3rd, 2020
This week, President Trump signed the USMCA. This is a big win for Texas farmers, ranchers, workers, manufacturers, and businesses. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, we will finally modernize and rebalance our trade...
January 6th, 2020
With the first partisan impeachment vote since the Civil War complete, the spotlight will now shift to the U.S. Senate. Taking part in an impeachment trial is a solemn responsibility, and one I take extraordinarily seriously...
December 20th, 2019
Yesterday, I proudly supported the House passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). I served as a member of the Republican Whip Team to ensure support for this landmark trade deal and have been a tireless...
November 4th, 2019
I recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, urging him to remove language in U.S. trade agreements similar to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides "near -...
August 16th, 2019
This week Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and I met with top Mexican government officials to discuss the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).I released the following statement upon completion of the meetings:
June 24th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R. 2740 and H. Res. 430:
June 3rd, 2019
Mexico is a valued ally and the new tariffs are not yet in effect, so there is a window here for both countries to find common ground. It is in both of our interests to do so, economically and for stronger security.