BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Congressman Henry Cuellar is working to protect the SpaceX project at Boca Chica Beach from being stranded on the wrong side of President Trump’s proposed Border Wall. Cuellar, a Democrat from Laredo, is the only congressman on...
EDINBURG, RGV - A top economic development consultant in the Rio Grande Valley has disputed claims by President Trump that security along the southwest border has become a national emergency. Trump said Friday he could command the building of a...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - U.S. Reps. Filemon Vela and Vicente Gonzalez have written to the speaker of the House to express their “grave concern” about transnational criminal organizations negatively impacting the flow of cross border commerce and tourism.
ALAMO, RGV - Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security committee have touted an appropriations bill that includes $1.6 billion for approximately 65 miles of pedestrian fencing in the Rio Grande Valley. The provision came in for immediate criticism from the...
MCALLEN, RGV - U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez is pushing for an Iraq-style “Green Zone” along the transportation corridor between Monterrey and McAllen. The congressman says the Rio Grande Valley is suffering economically because Highway...
McALLEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley business and economic development leaders have started to push back against U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul’s plans to add more border walls and mount Afghanistan-type operation command centers in the region. Among the first to...
MISSION, RGV - Congressmen Henry Cuellar of Laredo and Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen were asked at a news conference if Mexican drug cartels should be classified as terrorist organizations. President Trump recently made this...
U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez says he is not opposed to classifying Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, claiming the violence they inflict on Mexican citizens is no worse than violence in the Middle East.
UPDATE: Congressman Henry Cuellar, a member of the Conference Committee on Homeland Security Appropriations, spoke to Diocese of Brownsville Bishop Daniel Flores by telephone on Thursday to discuss the successful inclusion of key appropriations language in the federal budget...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela of Brownsville is one of four members of Congress from Texas to write to the Secretary of Defense about border wall funding. Vela said he is “deeply...

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