More on Tax Reform
WASHINGTON, DC - Following today’s vote on historic tax reform, U. S. Rep. Will Hurd issued the following statement:
“The last time our tax code saw substantial reform was 1986. This is long overdue and the people have called for fairer, simpler tax reform for decades.
MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:
President Trump threw a dinner party at the White House last night. On the guest list were Republicans and Democrats. And on the menu, overhauling the tax code. The president is hoping to win support for his yet to be revealed plan to rewrite tax legislation. This, of course, comes a week after Trump cut a deal with Democrats to raise the debt ceiling and fund the government into December. And that is the starting point for our conversation with Texas Republican Will Hurd. He's on the line.
Good morning, Congressman.
To House Republicans who don’t like the funding deal President Donald Trump made with Democrats, Rep. Will Hurd has a message: Get yourself together, or quit complaining.
Otherwise, get used to the feeling of watching the Republican president brag about how much he’s getting done with Chuck and Nancy.
U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) took to the road this week for his DC2DQ trek across the state, hosting town hall meetings at nearly every “Texas stop sign,” or Dairy Queen, within his district between El Paso and San Antonio – 20 stops in all.
Though opponents brought signs of their own, protesting everything from his stand on Planned Parenthood to the divisive climate in Washington, D.C., Hurd spoke of the bills he’s sponsored, made promises on tax reform, and answered a blizzard of constituent questions.
The Free Trade Alliance San Antonio and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted a bipartisan forum Friday with Texas congressmen Henry Cuellar (D) and Will Hurd (R) regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), immigration reform, and global trade policy.
Moderated by KLRN’s Rick Casey, the conversation focused on all that is at stake for San Antonio and the state as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate the historic trade agreement he called a “disaster.” The event took place at the Pearl Stable.
An example of bi-partisan support for the North American Free Trade Agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, was on stage Friday at an event hosted by the San Antonio Chamber and Free Trade Alliance San Antonio.
Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Dist. 28) and Congressman Will Hurd (R-Dist. 23) both represent districts that include the Texas-Mexico border.
“NAFTA is important to the San Antonio economy, to the Texas economy, and to the U.S. economy,” Cuellar said in an interview.
San Antonio took the spotlight when the North American Free Trade Agreement was ceremonially signed here almost a quarter-century ago, and a bipartisan group of South Texas lawmakers is pushing to have “NAFTA 2.0” signed here, too.
U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and Will Hurd, R-Helotes, on Friday said that whatever happens during the renegotiation, they already have bids out to bring the revised free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico back to its hometown.
Republican Congressman Will Hurd and Democrat Henry Cuellar were in San Antonio Friday to discuss the future of the North American Fair Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.
Both Congressmen said a deal among countries has its benefits, plus, it's important not to neglect your neighbors.
For Hurd, Reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement means protecting what's good in the 23-yr-old trade deal.
"It has created jobs, it has improved our economy, we just sometimes have to remind people of that,” said Hurd.
As the Trump administration moves forward with plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, two congressmen are pushing for the new trade deal to be signed where it was born - San Antonio.
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, are officially campaigning for "NAFTA 2.0" to be signed in the Alamo City.
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.