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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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

South Texas Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz Votes to Impeach Sec. Mayorkas

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South Texas Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15), a leading voice for border security, voted Tuesday to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for his failure to uphold his oath of office and secure the border. “Secretary Mayorkas’ blatant disregard for the security of our southern border not only empowers the world’s deadliest drug cartels but also perpetuates the…

House Passes De La Cruz’s “Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act”

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The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday (Jan. 30th) co-led by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) and Congressman Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06). Under this legislation, failure to yield would be a felony, and if an officer is killed during the apprehension, smugglers could face life sentences. The bill, titled the Agent Raul Gonzalez Officer Safety Act, is named after…

Class of 2028 Military Service Academy Nominees Announced by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz

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Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) announced Thursday, Jan. 11th, the nomination of students from across Texas’ 15th Congressional District for military service academies across America. “I am proud to announce nominees to 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…

Bills to Fight Terrorism Introduced by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz

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Bills that target the financing of terrorism were introduced by Congresswoman Monica De La Cruz (TX-15) on Tuesday, December 5th. The Prevent the Financing of Terrorism Through the Drug Trade Act requires the Secretary of the Treasury to submit a report to Congress within 180 days outlining the sources and scope of terrorist financing done by Hamas and Hezbollah in Mexico, Central…