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Press Conference July 18th with Senator John Cornyn and Congressman Henry Cuellar to discuss border issues.

July 18, 2014


For Immediate Release|
CONTACT: Megan Mitchell (Cornyn), 202-224-0704
Miranda Margowsky (Cuellar), 202-225-1640
Thursday, July 17, 2014


Local Officials To Join Sen. Cornyn, Rep. Cuellar To Build Support For HUMANE Act
Bipartisan, Immediate Solution to Growing Border Crisis

MISSION—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, will host a press conference with local mayors, county judges and other elected officials from the Rio Grande Valley Friday, July 18, to discuss and build local support for the HUMANE Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Cuellar to provide an immediate answer to the growing crisis on our southern border and much-needed resources to over-burdened border communities.


Friday, July 18, 2014
2:50 p.m. CT – b-roll opportunity/roundtable with officials
3:00 p.m. CT – press conference


Mission City Hall – City Council Chambers
1201 East 8th Street
Mission, TX  78572


U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, TX-28

Mission Mayor Beto Salinas

McAllen Mayor Jim Darling

Hidalgo Mayor Martin Cepeda

Edinburg Mayor Richard Garcia

Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell

Pharr Mayor Polo Palacios

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal

Palmview Mayor Jerry Perez

Palmhurst Mayor Ramiro Rodriguez

La Joya Mayor Jose Salinas

Starr County Judge Eloy Vera

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia

Martin Garza, City Manager, City of Mission

Alex Meade, President, Mission Economic Development Corporation

Roy Rodriguez, City Manager, City of McAllen

Rigo Villarreal, Superintendent of Bridges, City of McAllen

Jimmy Garza, Commissioner, City of Pharr

Fred Sandolval, City Manager, City of Mission

Jesse Hereford, Chairman, Border Trade Alliance

Sam Vale, Owner, Starr-Camargo International Bridge



July 18, 2014