standard The Honorable Silvestre Reyes

Congressman Reyes is working to modernize the channels of commerce between the U.S. and Mexico.  He explains that greater than 1 million people commute across the Texas-Mexico border each day.  He argues that the current infrastructure, dating back to the 1950s, is not sufficient to handle 21st century commerce between the two countries, with bottlenecks obstructing the flow of goods.  The congressman proposes increased funding for Customs and Border Patrol to both improve infrastructure and to create greater capabilities for countering terrorist activity.