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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...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Speaks with Secretary of State Antony Blinken Regarding Delayed Mexico Water Deliveries

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz spoke with Secretary of State Antony Blinken today about Mexico’s continued failure to abide by its 1944 water treaty with the United States. The meeting follows the passage of H.Res. 683, which expresses support for the diplomatic relations required to encourage the Government of Mexico to fulfill its annual water deliveries to the United States under the treaty be...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Helps Secure $500,000 Grant for McAllen Transit-Oriented Development

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Today, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz announced the successful securing of a $500,000 grant for the Metro McAllen North-South Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan. The grant, awarded through the Federal Transit Administration's FY23 Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning, will be instrumental in fostering sustainable growth and enhancing...

Guadalupe, Jim Wells, Karnes, Live Oak, and Wilson Counties Receive Federal Disaster Area Designations, De La Cruz Announces

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz was recently notified that Guadalupe, Karnes, Live Oak, and Wilson Counties in the 15th Congressional District of Texas have been declared primary federal natural disaster areas due to the recent drought. Jim Wells County was designated as a contiguous natural disaster area. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared the disaster on Tuesday, March 25th, 2024. A tota...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz: Vote for Spending Bill Supports Border Patrol, Border Security

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After careful consideration and hearing from Border Patrol leadership on the ground in South Texas, Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) voted for the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024. The legislation, which averts a government shutdown at midnight Eastern Time tonight, makes the following improvements to border security: Increases funds to focus on actual border security, not a ...

Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Disabled Veterans Housing Needs

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) introduced the Disabled Veterans Housing Support Act, a crucial piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at rectifying the inconsistent treatment of disabled veterans seeking housing assistance, which leaves some disabled veterans without access to vital support they may otherwise qualify for. This bill addresses a pressing concern that has been brought to ligh...