Sen. John Cornyn visiting Valley next week

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will hold an event at the Anzalduas International Bridge on Wednesday, April 12, according to an invitation for the event.

The visit is part of the two-week Congressional recess, during which Cornyn will be traveling across the state. His team is still finalizing travel details. As of now it is unclear what exactly Cornyn will be doing while he visits the Rio Grande Valley, besides his event at the bridge.

Cornyn was last here in February, in the middle of a flurry of political visits, including a one-day visit by Speaker Paul Ryan two days after Cornyn’s trip here. Cornyn brought several colleagues from the Senate and House of Representatives with him, as he often does.

Cornyn last held an event at the Anzalduas International Bridge in December, after he and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, passed bipartisan legislation aimed at enhancing cross-border trade by encouraging public-private partnerships.

This legislation gives U.S. Customs and Border Protection and General Services Administration authority to enter into parternships with local governments as well as the private sector to spur cross border trade.

Depending on how much the private sector gets involved, it could save taxpayer dollars.

by Mitchell Ferman

Source: The Monitor

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