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Congressman Will Hurd

Representing the 23rd District of Texas

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July 19, 2017 In The News

With the release of its objectives, the Trump administration is now ready to begin negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement in mid-August.

In an 18-page report released on Monday, U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighted the administration's objective to renegotiate the 24-year-old free trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

July 15, 2017 In The News

Como ya lo informó La Política Online, la agenda de Luis Videgaray -quizás la más intensa desde que asumió como canciller- durante su viaje de trabajo por Estados Unidos tuvo como objeto reforzar vínculos con actores clave para la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio, luego de la polémico reunión de Enrique Peña Nieto y Donald Trump en Alemania, durante la cumbre del G-20.

June 29, 2017 In The News

With the Trans-Pecos Pipeline not even three months in service, one of Trump’s campaign-trail favorites – the renegotiation (or withdrawal) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – could threaten its future.

In April, Trump indicated his intentions to renegotiate NAFTA via his preferred avenue of communication: Twitter. “I received calls from the President of Mexico and the Prime Minister of Canada asking to renegotiate NAFTA rather than terminate,” Trump wrote. “I agreed, subject to the fact that if we do not reach a fair deal for all, we will then terminate NAFTA.”

June 28, 2017 In The News

MEXICO CITY — Mexico once jealously guarded its oil and energy industries from U.S. interference, but U.S. legislators said Monday that they sense the Mexican government wants to include the energy sector in a re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Accord.

A delegation of U.S. congressmen spoke after meeting with Mexican counterparts to discuss trade and security as part of the Inter-parliamentary Group.

June 24, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump's foreign policy is endangering Houston's economy. 

As the nation's leading exporting city, our region is particularly vulnerable to blowback from Trump's clumsy and boorish behavior on the world stage. Whether it's Mexico looking for new international suppliers or the leaders of Canada, Germany and France declaring Trump an unreliable ally, our president is alienating the customers for most of our goods.

June 20, 2017 In The News

Travel delays waylaid his arrival, so by the time U.S. Rep. Will Hurd arrived at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday, his audience was primed.

The group wanted to hear a defense of NAFTA, the embattled quarter century-old trade agreement that economists have credited with easing the flow of people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

June 20, 2017 In The News

On the same day United States and Mexican officials announced the positive outcome of potentially contentious sugar trade talks earlier this month, a group of elite CEOs meeting in Washington, D.C. resolved to form a new organization ahead of negotiations that might alter the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement established in 1994.

June 20, 2017 In The News

On the same day United States and Mexican officials announced the positive outcome of potentially contentious sugar trade talks earlier this month, a group of elite CEOs meeting in Washington, D.C. resolved to form a new organization ahead of negotiations that might alter the landmark North American Free Trade Agreement established in 1994.

June 19, 2017 In The News

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Monday that Texas needs to, "take the lead" on NAFTA negotiations, The Dallas Morning News reported. 

 "It's a big issue, and it's a complicated issue, but it starts with us continuing to educate our fellow citizens, and me educating my colleagues," Hurd told a crowd at the George W. Bush Presidential Center during a panel discussion on NAFTA, borders and security. 

June 19, 2017 In The News

Travel delays waylaid his arrival, so by the time U.S. Rep. Will Hurd arrived at the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Monday, his audience was primed.

The group wanted to hear a defense of NAFTA, the embattled quarter century-old trade agreement that economists have credited with easing the flow of people and goods between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.