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De La Cruz Votes FOR H.R. 8281, Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, Supports Proof of U.S. Citizenship to Vote in Federal Elections

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) issued the following statement after voting for the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility Act, which prohibits states from registering an individual to vote in a federal election unless the individual provides documentary proof of U.S. citizenship. “The path to citizenship is not easy, but the rewards are great. Among them is the fundamental right to vote. We...

De La Cruz Writes to Mexican President-Elect, Requests Meeting to Address Water Deliveries Owed to United States

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) wrote to Mexican President-Elect Claudia Sheinbaum on Monday, July 8th, requesting a meeting to address water deliveries owed to the United States under the 1944 Water Treaty. As of June 29th, the Mexican government owes the United States 896,567 acre feet of water. “As you are aware, under the 1944 Water Treaty, Mexico pledged to supply the United States w...

De La Cruz and Other Texas Congresspeople Urge New DCA Long-Haul Slot For SAT

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) joined Sens. John Cornyn, Ted Cruz, and other Texas Members of Congress in a letter this week urging the Department of Transportation to award a new long-haul flight slot from Washington’s Reagan Airport to San Antonio International Airport. The airport, which serves De La Cruz’s constituents in Guadalupe County and other parts of TX-15, is barely outside of...

House Passes FY25 Appropriations Bill with Provision to Withhold U.S. Funding to Mexico Over Water Payment Noncompliance

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Legislation that includes language to withhold U.S. funding to Mexico until it meets its legally obligated water payments to the U.S. passed the House on Friday, underscoring the urgent need for action. The legislation passed a day after Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) led a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture urging faster relief payments to sugar growers who lost their livelihoods due...

De La Cruz Announces $5 million Grant for Edinburg Road Project

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz announced on Monday a more than $5 million Department of Transportation grant for the Chapin Street Corridor Planning Project in Edinburg. This project will fund the preliminary engineering for the redesign of approximately 3.8 miles of Chapin Street from Trooper Moises Sanchez Boulevard (SH 336) to I-69C. The design work will bring about significant roadway upgrade...

De La Cruz Secures Language to Withhold Funds from Mexico for Failure to Comply with 1944 Water Treaty

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UPDATE: The FY25 Foreign Operations appropriations bill passed out of the full committee today, June 12th and included Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz's language to withhold funds from Mexico until it meets its obligations under the 1944 water treaty. Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz thanks Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart for his leadership on this issue. She also thanks Appropriations Comm...

Congresswoman De La Cruz on Biden Executive Order: Too Little Too Late

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15), who represents a congressional district along the border with Mexico, issued the following statement in response to President Biden's executive order addressing the border crisis: "President Biden's plan to deal with the surge in illegal immigration is too little too late. The Biden Administration undid President Trump's successful border policies on the fi...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz’s Disabled Veterans Housing Support Act Passes Out of Committee

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) is proud to announce that the Disabled Veterans Housing Support Act passed the House Financial Services Committee. This bipartisan legislation aims to address the inconsistent treatment of disabled veterans seeking housing assistance, ensuring they receive the vital support they qualify for without bureaucratic headaches and red tape. The bill was introduced...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Introduces the Texas Agricultural Producers Assistance Act

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) introduced the Texas Agricultural Producers Assistance Act in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. This crucial piece of legislation addresses the significant economic losses suffered by Texas agricultural producers due to Mexico's failure to comply with water delivery obligations under the 1944 Water Treaty between the United States and Mexico. The ...

Jim Wells and Brooks Counties Added to Disaster Declaration, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Announces

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Today, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz announced the designation of Jim Wells County and Brooks County as contiguous disaster areas. This designation follows the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) declaration of several Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas due to significant agricultural losses incurred in the 2023 Crop Year. The disaster designation was confirmed by USDA Secretar...

Reps. Monica De La Cruz and Jodey Arrington Call for Immediate Action on Mexico’s Water Treaty Delinquencies in Letter to U.S. Trade Representative

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) has taken a formidable stance on the ongoing water treaty issues with Mexico, emphasizing the urgent need for Mexico to comply with its obligations under the 1944 Water Treaty. Together with Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), she has formally requested a follow-up meeting with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai following the ambassador’s testimony to ...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Secures $1 Million Grant for Removal of Dilapidated Otilla Dam in San Antonio River

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Today, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz announced a $1 million grant to the San Antonio River Authority for the removal of the dilapidated Otilla Dam. This significant achievement comes following De La Cruz’s letter advocating for the San Antonio River Authority's grant application to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Servicefor funds to remove the dam. Built in the 1920s for irrigation purposes, the Otil...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Statement on Failure of End the Border Catastrophe Act

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) issued the following statement Saturday on the failure of the End the Border Catastrophe Act: "The failed vote today on the End the Border Catastrophe Act puts politics above the safety and security of Americans. In communities across the Southern Border, we’ve seen the catastrophe the Biden Administration’s failed border policies have created. From cartels ...

Class of 2028 Military Service Academy Classes Seated, Including Four Students from TX-15

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) announced Thursday, April 18th, the seating of the Service Academy Class of 2028 which includes four students from TX-15. “I am proud to announce four students from South Texas will attend our nation’s military service academies,” De La Cruz said. “In an all-volunteer military, it takes bravery, determination, and a true love of country to sign up for servic...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Introduces Legislation for Selena Commemorative Coin

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz introduced legislation Tuesday, April 16th, to honor the legacy of Selena Quintanilla, an iconic figure in Tejano music and a beloved symbol of South Texas, with a commemorative coin produced by the U.S. Mint, celebrating Selena’s extraordinary life and career. Selena, affectionately known as the Queen of Tejano music, was a cultural icon and a trailblazer who broke...