April 24


A bipartisan border bill

In the middle of a hotly contested presidential election year, you wouldn't be faulted for being skeptical that a Republican and a Democrat could come together to introduce a bill that turns the status quo of an issue on its head.

But that's what has happened with the recent introduction in the U.S. House of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2012 by Democrat Henry Cuellar and Republican Michael McCaul, both of Texas.

Rep. Cuellar is the ranking member of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee; Rep. McCaul is the chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations & Management. Both are committed to finding a new way to finance outmoded land border ports of entry that will provide for the nation's security and keep our economy strong.

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