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A rise in Mexican gas prices is having a ripple effect on the U.S. side of the border. The Mexican government is moving to lift price controls on gasoline. On the free market, prices are skyrocketing. Border lawmakers say this controversial decision is spilling into West Texas.
"When there’s uncertainty, you oftentimes see strife," said Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX).
Congressman Will Hurd thinks Obama is collapsing.
“Here in Texas, for this year alone, the premiums on average have increased 34%,” Hurd told KTSA News.
Deductibles are rising and exchanges are closing, he said, “that means less competition out in the marketplace and, when there’s less competition, that means prices are going to start rising.”
He said Republicans in Congress want to put healthcare back in your hands.
SAN ANTONIO - KSAT 12's Mark Austin sat down with Republicans Will Hurd and Lamar Smith as well as Democrats Joaquin Castro and Henry Cueller and asked them what they expect from Donald Trump's inauguration speech and his first 100 days in office. Here's what they had to say:
Rep. Lamar Smith
“What’s the point of having health insurance anymore?”
I’m often asked this question by constituents who are pummeled by out-of-pocket costs under Obamacare.
With a new president and Congress entering Washington, D.C., the encryption debate will shift dramatically from what it looked like just one year ago during the height of the fight between Apple and FBI.
With a bipartisan congressional consensus building against backdoors, the focus will move significantly toward giving law enforcement and intelligence agencies more resources, tools and legal means for offensive hacking in order to access whatever encrypted data comes into their crosshairs.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Seth Moulton (D-MA) are starting a new Congressional session by working to modernize the federal government. On day two of the 115th Congress, the bipartisan duo re-introduced the Modernizing Government Travel (MGT) Act, in an effort to allow government employees to use ridesharing apps, bikeshare programs, and other innovative transportation options for official business. On day six, the House passed the bill with a unanimous vote.
President-elect Donald Trump's campaign promises to renegotiate or even eliminate the North American Free Trade agreement is causing concern in the Borderland.
Signed in 1994, NAFTA eliminated most tariffs on some of the goods traded between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
UTEP Economics professor Dr. Tom Fullerton told ABC-7 he hopes, that in the business sector of the US, "cooler heads will prevail."
The 115th Congress officially kicked off on Tuesday in Washington D.C., just three weeks before Donald Trump heads to the nation’s capital.
A few Texas lawmakers says this session will be a “breath of fresh air.” While the congressional session first day tasks were underway most of the lawmakers said this year is going to be different.
Republicans now have the majority in both the House and the Senate. In just a few short weeks Republicans will have control of the White House as well.
Supporters of the North American Free Trade Agreement are strategizing on how to react to President-Elect Donald Trump’s strong opposition.
“NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere,” Trump said, during the presidential election campaign.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, spoke at an event titled “Road Ahead for NAFTA” earlier this month. It was organized by the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.