McAllen Mayor Jim Darling joins congressional delegation led by Sen. Cornyn

McAllen mayor Jim Darling, standing behind him; U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX); U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC); U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV); U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31); U.S. Representative Mike Conaway (TX-11) and U.S. Representative David Rouzer (NC-07). The press conference took place at the Anzalduas Park (under the pavilion) in Mission Texas. Photo Roberto Hugo Gonzalez

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MISSION—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) lead a Congressional delegation on a tour of the U.S.-Mexico/Texas border.  He was joined by U.S. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dean Heller (R-NV) and U.S. Representatives John Carter (TX-31), Mike Conaway (TX-11), and David Rouzer (NC-07) in the Rio Grande Valley today to learn about border security, trade, and economic development issues unique to the region.

The delegation’s day in the Valley included a vehicular and boat tour of the border highlighting the unique terrain and innovative levee wall solution in the region, along with a tour of the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge and the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint.  They also visited the McAllen Border Patrol Station, where they received a comprehensive briefing on law enforcement’s multi-layered approach to securing the South Texas border with Mexico, improving public safety, and ensuring the flow of legitimate trade and travel through ports of entry and tour the Centralized Processing Center.

Following the press conference at Anzalduas Park in Mission, Sen. Cornyn and the Congressional delegation proceeded to their river.

Present, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX); U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC); U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV); U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31); U.S. Representative Mike Conaway (TX-11) and U.S. Representative David Rouzer (NC-07)


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