Audio: Sen. Cruz wants to streamline process for building new bridges on Texas-Mexico border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brad Grantz, Republican Staff Director, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Office of Senator Ted Cruz, spoke recently at a conference at the Wilson Center.

The one-day event was titled “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference.” It was co-sponsored by the Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance. 

The focus of Grantz’s remarks was speeding up the process for building or expanding new international bridges on the Texas-Mexico border. 

Below is an audio recording of Grantz’s remarks in full. He is introduced by Britton Mullen of the Border Trade Alliance.



Brad Grantz serves as Staff Director for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He recently served as the Republican Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs where he helped lead aggressive oversight of various financial regulators and institutions. He has worked on and negotiated numerous pieces of major legislation, including the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and CARES Act.

Before joining the Banking Committee, Grantz worked as a senior staffer for Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa) and in various positions in the U.S. House of Representatives. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Grantz is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Editor’s Note: The above audio story is the fourth in a four-part series on the Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference. Part One focuses on the remarks of IBC Bank-Eagle Pass President Hector Cerna. Click here to listen to to it. Part Two focuses on the remarks of Ambassador Mark Green. Click here to read it. Part Three focuses on the remarks of business owner Joaquin Spamer. Click here to listen to it.

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