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“Look to your right and you’ll see snow on the ground,” the Amtrak announcer joked as the train pulled into Alpine station recently, riffing on the name of the Brewster County seat. Passengers alight on the platform while those staying on the train, heading east, take the opportunity to smoke or stretch cramped limbs.
The station at Alpine is clean and with the recent refurbishments to the station, it’s hard to imagine that it could soon see an end to its service, but a recent budget proposal from the Trump administration may make this a very real scenario.
As the Trump administration's trade policies continue to take shape, two Texas politicians on opposite sides of the aisle visited Laredo on Wednesday to continue making the case that the North American Free Trade Agreement helps both the U.S. and Mexico.
Sen. John Cornyn, the state’s senior Republican, and Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo Democrat, met with Mayor Pete Saenz and business leaders in the area to see how the 23-year-old pact among the U.S., Mexico and Canada is affecting South Texas.
Rep. Will Hurd said Tuesday "there were no credible threats" to the United States "as of two days ago" from individuals from the seven majority-Muslim countries covered by President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban.
However, "there's over 200 Americans that have gone into Iraq and Syria to fight with ISIS," the Texas Republican, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told Erin Burnett on CNN.
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."
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.
President-elect Donald Trump knocked the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) during his first U.S. presidential debate with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton back in September.
“NAFTA is the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere,” he said.
Washington, DC – This week, Congress approved an important border infrastructure bill, sending the legislation to the President’s desk. The Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act builds upon the previous work by Senator John Cornyn and Representatives Henry Cuellar, Will Hurd, and Beto O’Rourke to increase financing flexibility for personnel and facility upgrades at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) crossings. The law makes permanent a successful pilot program that decreased commercial wait times at the border.