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

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 between the United States and Mexico. The legislation mandates the Secretary of State to leverage the full spectrum of U.S. diplomatic tools, including voice, vote, diplomatic capital, and resources, to enforce Mexico's compliance with the existing treaty.

“For too long, Mexico has failed to abide by its commitment,” De La Cruz said. “That must end, as water security is a paramount issue facing Texas. I will not stop fighting to make Mexico abide by its agreement and deliver the water it owes annually. I am pleased Secretary Blinken has engaged on this issue, and I hope he puts the full might of the U.S. government behind efforts to make Mexico abide by the 1944 treaty.”

Sen. John Cornyn (TX), Congressmen Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), and Vincente Gonzalez (TX-34) also joined the call.