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Washington, DC – Last night, the President signed the Modernizing Government Travel Act into law, demonstrating a major win for the sharing economy. Thanks to a bi-partisan effort led by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX) and Seth Moulton (D-MA), federal employees can now use ridesharing services like Uber, Lyft and even bike-share for reimbursable work-related travel.
Washington, DC – Yesterday evening, the Senate approved the Modernizing Government Travel Act, sending the 21st Century legislation to the President’s desk to be signed into law. The bi-partisan effort led by Representatives Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) will allow federal employees to be reimbursed for ride sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and bike-share programs when traveling on official business.
Del Rio, TX- Commercial flights in Del Rio are taking off again. Yesterday, U.S. Representative Will Hurd celebrated the return of commercial airline service to Del Rio International Airport by taking the first flight, on what will be weekly air service, from Del Rio to Dallas on Texas Sky Airline.
“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.