• May 16, 2022

Tags : NAFTA

Hurd on the Hill: Our Farmers & Families Win with

This week is deemed National Agriculture Week and we in the 23rd District of Texas are certainly grateful for the hard work of farmers and ranchers year-round. Folks in the agriculture industry toil around the clock to produce goods that we consume every day from the clothes on our backs to the food on our […]Read More

Hurd on the Hill: NAFTA Fuels the Texas Economy

What do you call the facilitation of $2 million of goods and services across our borders every minute? In Texas, we call it NAFTA. In Texas, more than one million jobs, and fourteen million nationwide, depend on trade with Mexico and Canada. Many of these Texas jobs are in the 23rd Congressional District. These jobs […]Read More

In Texas and Beyond, Some Watch Mexican Presidential Campaign with

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — On a recent evening in this sprawling border city’s downtown, Alfredo Santiago treated passers-by to an electric, instrumental version of Santana’s cover of “Oye Como Va,” the famous Tito Puente standard. That was before he launched into the unmistakable riffs of ZZ Top’s “La Grange.” It was just another day’s work […]Read More

Video+Story: Cornyn – Modernize, Don’t End, NAFTA

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the importance of modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as the fourth round of negotiations between the United States, Mexico, and Canada come to a close. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below: “Today is the fourth of seven rounds of negotiations on […]Read More

Cornyn Urges USTR to Strengthen Agricultural Trade in NAFTA Negotiations

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) joined a bipartisan letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, urging him to strengthen agricultural trade as the Administration prepares to begin negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “As Senators representing states with significant agricultural exports, we appreciate the careful approach the […]Read More

Texas Business Groups are Banding Together to Keep NAFTA Strong

Despite uncertainty on how the Trump administration will renegotiate the United States’ role in the North American Free Trade Agreement, two-way trade between Texas and Mexico has continued to flourish since the president was sworn in in January. Now, a number of Texas-based business groups have teamed up to prevent a reversal in that trend […]Read More

Cornyn, Hurd Issue Statements on NAFTA Renegotiation

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today released the following statement after the Administration notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “NAFTA is vitally important to the state of Texas, with free trade adding billions of dollars to our economy annually,” Sen. Cornyn said. “We have a great opportunity […]Read More

Cornyn Op-Ed: Don’t End NAFTA. Fix It.

When looking for a model economy, Washington would be wise to look no further than Texas. The “great American jobs machine,” as we’re affectionately known, has been the economic engine that pulled our country out of the recent recession, singlehandedly adding more than one million jobs to the American economy. In fact, if Texas were […]Read More

UTEP Report: Trade Ambiguity Triggers Lower Mexico Economic Forecast

The potential disruption in trade relations between the U.S. and Mexico was among the reasons why economists who monitor Mexico’s business cycle developments have lowered their 2017 projections of gross domestic product, according to UTEP’s Border Region Modeling Project. “The Trump Effect” is the title of the fourth quarter Mexico Consensus Economic Forecast that reports […]Read More