Trade

I issued the following statement after President Biden requested that Congress vote to suspend permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia.
This is the first dispute settlement panel proceeding under USMCA. 
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...
USMCA
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...
US Capitol
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...
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...
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 -...
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:
I issued the following statements regarding the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), H.R. 2740 and H. Res. 430:
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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!
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.
Port of Houston
Monday on the floor, I discussed the importance of preserving the United States’ trade relationship with Mexico while working to secure our southern border. 
Maintaining the standard hours of operation at the Amistad Dam Port of Entry will allow the flow of legitimate trade and travel to continue flowing efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued vitality of the local,...

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