Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) travelled to Mexico on Monday to attend several meetings with representatives from the House and Senate chambers and other government officials to discuss issues that directly impact both the United States and Mexico, including, border security, water availability, immigration reform, and trade and commerce.
On Friday, Cuellar released a statement expressing satisfaction with the Mexican government for taking the first step in delivering water to the valley after Mexico and the International Boundary Water Commission approved a release of water from the La Fragua Dam to communities of South Texas.
"After meeting with the Mexican officials, I feel confident that further cooperation between the two countries will take place so that we can address issues such as water availability and border security in a cooperative way. They expressed optimism and a willingness to work with us in moving forward an agenda that will benefit both countries," said Congressman Cuellar.
During his two-day visit Congressman Cuellar met with Senator Ninfa Salinas; Representative Marco Gonzalez; Undersecretary for North America, Sergio Alcocer; and Secretary of Defense of Mexico, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda.