Texas Border Business
Laredo, TX – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a national organization that focuses on policies that create jobs and is an avid defender of the free enterprise system, recently endorsed Henry Cuellar on his campaign for the 28th Congressional District. Ashlee Rich Stephenson, VP and National Political Director of Federal Affairs for the national business organization traveled from the nation’s capital to deliver the news first hand. At a press conference held on Tuesday, February 18 of this year in the offices of the Laredo Chamber, Stephenson delivered the welcome news.
An elated Cuellar thanked the U.S. Chamber representative stressing that his interest lay in representing the needs of his constituents. Now serving his eighth term in Congress, Cuellar serves as the only Texas Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee. Reaching across the aisle, when necessary, he has managed to bring needed support that has contributed to the development of Laredo’s infrastructure, the strengthening of Laredo’s position as number one inland port, and inevitably, the creation of jobs, he said. And yet, he added, he continues to work to ensure that Laredo receives its share of support for education, healthcare and the needs of the underserved.
Joining Stephenson for this very important message was Becky Redman, 2020 Chair for the Texas Business Association, who also joined in praising Cuellar’s long record in support of business development and a strong economy. She thanked Cuellar for his “significant and important leadership role that contributed to a historic and unanimous Texas Congressional delegation vote supporting USMCA ratification.”
Also present for the official announcement joining Cuellar were local Chamber Chairman of the Board Parker Neel, Director of Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Chamber Southwest Region John Gonzalez, Senior VP for IBC Eddie Aldrete and Laredo Chamber president Miguel Conchas. Other local business men and women attended the official announcement and voiced support for Cuellar’s campaign.